Throughout our long epilepsy roller coaster ride, we experience things not many will. We develop mental and physical toughness that not only will help us fight our epilepsy, but will stay with us through other events in our lifetime. People may think epilepsy defines us, but the words in my mind that define us are a bit different. We may have seizures, but they don’t need to hold us back. I hope you realize that these words do relate to us in so many ways, and people see it every day.
1. Strength: the quality or state of being physically (or mentally) strong.
2. Warrior: a brave or experienced soldier or fighter.
3. Inspirational: providing or showing creative or spiritual inspiration.
4. Supportive: providing encouragement or emotional help.
5. Fighter: a person who does not easily admit defeat in spite of difficulties or opposition.
6. Hopeful: feeling or inspiring optimism about a future event.
7. Lavender: the color for epilepsy awareness. This is for good reason: seizures are generally caused by abnormal electrical impulses in the brain, so one approach to treating them is relaxing the brain and nervous system.
**definitions from lexico.com (Oxford)