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My Pipe Dream Life

The unmistakable sense of deja vu comes over me as for the third time in six months I find myself online booking accommodation for a foreign adventure. After being bitten by the travel bug on a gap year from college new runaways are a staple of my yearly calendar. Along with study, travel has shaped […]

Gina’s Story

Me, Myself and Epilepsy My name is Gina and I’m an epileptic. I was a 19 year old college student enjoying a house party when I had my first known seizure. While I was sleeping I had a grand mal seizure. The seizure caused me to bite my tongue, gums and to vomit. An ambulance […]

Darren’s Story

Darren* is 36 years old. Born with an intellectual disability, he has been lovingly raised by his parents, and subsequently by his sister and her family. He enjoys word searches, and roast beef dinners. He has also battled epilepsy most of his life, with regular disabling tonic-clonic convulsive seizures, despite multiple medications. He developed psychosis […]

Married To Epilepsy

My husband is now fifty three years of age and has Focal Epilepsy. He has been seizure free for the past five years. I have lived with his active epilepsy for twenty five years of our thirty year marriage. During that time I dealt with the rearing of a family of three children, holding down […]