Since my seizure at school in October of 2007, I have shared knowledge & safety tips with my friends and classmates. At first I was afraid to tell people about epilepsy and that I have it, but I realized that people needed to know, after some saw me have a seizure. So, I had to overcome my fear, which I did and I learned your other peers don't treat you different, even if you have epilepsy.
I manage my life with epilepsy by talking freely with my parents, doctor and counselors, taking my medication daily, getting plenty of rest and drinking lots of fluids.
Though the stress of coping with epilepsy, juggling school and extra curricular activities and preparing to graduate from middle school has been hectic, I successfully ended the school year being a recipient of the Presidential Achievement Award and I made the Honor Roll.
Yes, I may have epilepsy, but I don't let it stop me. I believe I can be, have and do whatever I want.
Since my seizure at school in October of 2007, I have shared knowledge & safety tips with my friends and classmates.