Denise PeaseMy name is Denise L. Pease. I am a woman who lives every day with the challenge of having epilepsy. Twelve years ago, on March 30th 1995, my world came crashing down when I suffered what I first thought was a minor head injury as a result of a car accident. My doctor initially diagnosed post-traumatic shock. But in the weeks and months to follow, I lost my ability to speak effectively. Then my ability to read and write left me. Suddenly I, who dealt with the titans of industry and often discussed complex banking issues with world leaders, was unable to make change at the corner store. To be real about it—as the younger generation would say—I often could not find my way from my childhood home to the corner store and back without assistance.
BALTIMORE -- Grace Rolle remembers the crash and the silence that followed.
"You've heard of a mother's intuition?" she asked recently. "I heard a loud noise, and it sounded like somebody fell. After about two minutes, I thought that it didn't sound right. When I went downstairs to the garage, the papers were strewn everywhere."
Then she saw her son, Samari, on the ground, conscious but dazed.Click here to read more
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.Click here to read more