People with epilepsy experience the impact of stigma everyday. In many cases this can lead to a sense of vulnerability and despair. Elaine shares how she deals with those feelings.
Sometimes, in my fight to eliminate stigma and live a “normal” life, I create the perception that my life is easy and free from struggle. However, in my speech at the Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central Pennsylvania’s (EFWCP) annual Mardi Gras Gala I showed what life with epilepsy is like–both the good and the bad parts.