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Epilepsy Awareness

What Epilepsy Did

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 10.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

I'm not saying that I'm glad that I have epilepsy. What I'm saying is that, in having epilepsy, lemonade has been made out of the lemons that I have been given.

When I Feel Embarrassed After A Seizure

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 07.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

Having a seizure is nothing to be embarrassed about. Each of us have a battle we face. It's how we face it that shapes and defines us.

Parents Across The Globe Fight To Find Treatment For Epilepsy

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 07.13.2016 | Parents
Stephanie R. Caudle

While America continues to struggle with finding a cure for epilepsy our friends in Canada are dealing with the same epidemic.

This 11 Year Old Stood For The First Time in 4 Years -- Amazing!

Wendy Robbins | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Wendy Robbins

Alexis was seven and a half when #FIRES hit. Febrile Infection-Related Epilepsy Syndrome is a rare epilepsy syndrome causing up to hundreds of seizures a day. Her mom shared her daughter's story.

I Looked Back

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 07.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

So often, I found myself looking back to moments before epilepsy barged into my life unannounced. Every now and then, my mind will drift there and I must assure that I can learn, grow and become strengthened in these moments.

An Open Letter to Harrison Ford

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 03.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

Again, thank you for shining a light on epilepsy. Having loving, caring support is astounding medicine in itself. Not only motivational and inspirational for your daughter Georgia but all who are fighting epilepsy too.

Things To Never Do When Someone Tells You They Have Epilepsy

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 02.24.2017 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

I encourage epilepsy fighters, family and friends to take a look at both of the lists together and use these lists as a learning opportunity to think about what might be helpful and how this can offer support. It is my hope to make the epilepsy journey a little less stressful and exhausting.

Most Don't Make It, But That's Not My Story

Melissa Gil | Posted 02.10.2017 | Healthy Living
Melissa Gil

I started writing about my personal journey with epilepsy because I felt that those of us who can should start a cycle of sharing. The more we talk about a condition that has so often been whispered about, kept in the shadows, treated as a secret, the better off we all will be.

Secondary Epilepsy

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 01.11.2017 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

Despite her epilepsy, my wife is still a strong, wonderful person, and the woman of my dreams. And as long as she has epilepsy I will have secondary epilepsy. I choose to love her and walk with her every step of the way through this journey, and always will.

Is Epilepsy a Bully? 5 Things You Can Do to Help

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 12.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

What can you do as someone living with epilepsy to help? Here are five things you can do to help:

5 Reasons I Love My Life Even More Because of My Epilepsy

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 11.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

I can most certainly tell that since my epilepsy diagnosis, my heart has swollen with compassion, with love, with understanding and sympathy because I know what it is to face pain, heartache, loss and many other feelings.

The Mozart Effect and Epilepsy

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 10.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

One researched remedy that I recently took notice of in my journey, entitled "The Mozart Effect," captured my interest and as someone who has a love for music, I decided that I would dig deeper into this Mozart Effect to grasp a better understanding in my pursuit for a cure.

Moving Mountains for Epilepsy Awareness

Tory Zellick | Posted 09.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Tory Zellick

The Cinnamon Pass Road air is thin as Jenny LaBaw blasts through the last 10 miles of her 20 mile day. Cinnamon Pass Road, at an elevation of 12, 650 ...

'5 Ways I Stay Positive Living With Epilepsy'

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 09.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

This motivation and inspiration has propelled me forward throughout my entire journey. Becoming diagnosed at age 22, just four months after marriage was not what I was planning or prepared for. From the very beginning I've reminded myself and shared with others:

If I Have A Seizure: A Call for Compassion

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 08.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

"If we could look into each other's hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other much more gently, ...

Burden

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 07.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

If you have epilepsy and if you're thinking about your independence, if it hurts that there are some things that you need a little help doing since becoming diagnosed, don't allow it to consume you not a second longer. It's okay to ask for help.

Facing Epilepsy Stigmas

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 07.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

Terrible myths have been told about what epilepsy is and about people who live with the condition. Myths such as these can take such a toll on those living with this condition and their families too.

Purple Cupcake Day

Rozanne Gold | Posted 05.24.2013 | Impact
Rozanne Gold

If you eat a purple cupcake, there's a chance you can save a life. Since 2008, when Purple Day was created by eight-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada, on March 26th, people the world over wear lavender in support of those battling the realities and consequences of epilepsy.

Greg Grunberg Takes on Epilepsy

Joshua Estrin | Posted 04.24.2013 | Impact
Joshua Estrin

"My son Jake was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 7 (he is 16 now). It was a very scary time. Like so many people, my family felt alone and stigmatized -- we really didn't know what to say or who to say it to."