Category: "Support"

New author working to end stigma surrounding epilepsy

New author working to end stigma surrounding epilepsy

Sara Staggs is in Cleveland this weekend, participating in Cleveland Clinic’s Lifestyle Intervention For Epilepsy symposium “I’m doing so much better. The brain surgery that I had at the Cleveland Clinic was a laser ablation,” Staggs said. “It’s a relatively new surgery where they can just, instead of opening up your skull, taking out a […]

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month! Here’s how you can get involved

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month! Here’s how you can get involved

November is here, and it’s not just a month for autumn leaves and Thanksgiving, it’s also a time to raise awareness about epilepsy. Epilepsy Awareness Month is dedicated to dispelling myths, fostering understanding, and supporting those living with this neurological disorder. It is a chronic condition characterised by recurrent seizures, which are sudden, uncontrolled electrical […]

A mother in Maine rallied for her son’s emotional support chickens

A mother in Maine rallied for her son’s emotional support chickens

Amy Martin stepped to the lectern earlier this month wearing a sweater that said “Mama Bear” and spoke directly to city officials sitting across from her in Bangor, Maine. She was there to speak for her 25-year-old son, C-Jay Martin, who has experienced profound anxiety and depression ever since the pandemic. The emotional support chickens […]

Wiltshire mum calls for supermarket trolley seats for disabled children

Wiltshire mum calls for supermarket trolley seats for disabled children

A mum from Wiltshire is calling for major supermarkets to introduce trolleys with seats for children with disabilities. Rachel Mead, from Melksham, has a 16-month-old son, who has two variants of TBCK syndrome. A rare degenerative brain disorder, it affects Drae’s central nervous system. Ms Mead has now written about the problem with existing designs to […]

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