Category: "Human Interest Epilepsy"

I Wouldn’t Be Me Without Epilepsy

I Wouldn’t Be Me Without Epilepsy

My name is Elizabeth Preston. I’m 20 years old, in my second year at Grand Rapids Community College and I will be receiving my Associate’s Degree in General Studies next week. I then plan on transferring to Northern Michigan University in the fall to pursue a bachelor’s degree. I work at a local ski area […]

Crisis response in Ukraine: National and international efforts to secure medication and care for people with epilepsy

Crisis response in Ukraine: National and international efforts to secure medication and care for people with epilepsy

On 24 February 2022, a full-scale, terrible war broke out in many directions at once in Ukraine. In addition to military targets, this war has caused widespread destruction of civilian infrastructure. The health care system has not been spared and suffers from damage and destruction to facilities, the medical supply system, and logistics. While some […]

NHS worker, 22, accused of being ‘drunk’ at work discovers she actually has EPILEPSY

NHS worker, 22, accused of being ‘drunk’ at work discovers she actually has EPILEPSY

A 22-year-old NHS (National Health Service) worker learned she had undiagnosed epilepsy when a colleague urged her to see a doctor after acting ‘drunk’ at work. Annie Newcomen, from Liverpool, suffered from ‘episodes’ that would cause sudden brain fog and memory loss multiple times a day in the lead up to her diagnosis in March. The speech […]

‘The best decision’

‘The best decision’

After brain surgery, a Michigan teen is finally winning in his lifelong battle against seizures. For about 75% of children battling epilepsy, medications are enough to tame debilitating seizures. For Hayden V., 14, epilepsy took him on a very different road. It led to surgery that radically improved his life. Even before Hayden’s birth, brain […]

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