When Epilepsy Found Me
I was a young, fun kid when epilepsy decided to enter into my life. That third grade day will forever be remembered by myself, my family, and friends. However, it’s amazing that epilepsy ended up in my life for so many reasons. I’m grateful epilepsy found its way into my life.
First and foremost, family has always been a big part of my life. This made my epilepsy journey much easier right from the beginning. I remember going through multiple tests after my joyful ambulance ride. It was nice knowing all my family was just outside each room worrying and praying for me. Epilepsy thought it took a person down that day, but it instead began strengthening a family.
From the day I was diagnosed until now, faith and my church have been a big part of who I am. Whether it was my morning or prayers during church, I always have asked for guidance on this epilepsy path. Despite my epilepsy, I enjoyed one of my most memorable weekends doing a Christ Renews retreat. I didn’t force my mom to get “faith” tattooed on her wrist, but it defines how we go about my epilepsy journey. Thanks mom for giving me the faith I need during hard times.
Doctors & Medical Teams
With plenty of research and work with my parents, I have one of the best epilepsy teams I could ask for. They are constantly working around the clock to find the best option for me. They provide me and my family with extensive information to help me make the best plan moving forward. With technology changing daily, they are aware of up and coming devices for me to keep in mind if I decide to go that route. They understand my vision and support me with their epilepsy knowledge.
I truly believe I was sent out to be a messenger for epilepsy. Through social media and local support groups, I can shed light on those who have epilepsy. Epilepsy may be a part of you, but it doesn’t have to have you. You, just like I, can live life to the fullest. When epilepsy became a part of my life when I was 9 years old, I can guarantee that it ever thought I would help show the positives of living with it.
I couldn’t be happier that epilepsy found me. Despite the occasional seizures, I get to help spread awareness about something that is a part of me.