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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.

Lil Wayne Hospitalized After Having Seizures During Flight

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 06.14.2016 | Entertainment

Lil Wayne was taken to a hospital on Monday after having multiple seizures, according to TMZ. The 33-year-old was on a cross-country flight from Milwa...

Quick-Thinking Clerk Grabs Baby From Mom As She Collapses From Seizure

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 03.21.2016 | Good News

A hunch turned a convenience store clerk into a hero. Rebecca Montano of Arvada, Colorado, was manning the counter at a gas station when she noticed a...

An Open Letter to Harrison Ford

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 03.09.2016 | 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.

There Is No 'Better' or 'Worse' When It's Your Child

Melissa Hogan, JD | Posted 03.03.2016 | Parents
Melissa Hogan, JD

Diseases and disabilities, illnesses, special needs, challenges, they are not a contest. There is no worse or better. There is only love. And parenting. And heartache. And joy.

How Reddit Saved The Life Of A Woman Having A Seizure

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.24.2016 | Good News

Anna Messner was horrified when she saw her fiancee begin to have an epileptic seizure thousands of miles away. Messner was in Tennessee, chatting wit...

Epilepsy: What a Seizure Looks Like, When it Looks Like Something Else

Alicia Gonzalez | Posted 02.05.2017 | Parents
Alicia Gonzalez

My daughter was just two years old when she had her first seizure, due to Epilepsy. I didn't see it happen. I wish I had, because for the longest mom...

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.

How To Prepare For Your Child's Brain Surgery

Heather Lens | Posted 10.01.2016 | Parents
Heather Lens

Over the past 2 years our family has fumbled our way through tuberous sclerosis complex and all the crazy curve balls it can throw. From seizures and hospital stays, to therapies and now brain surgery. I'll be honest though...I never expected to have to prepare for brain surgery.

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.

My Fear of Shark Attacks

Phyllis Sudman | Posted 07.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Phyllis Sudman

You would never send your child into the ocean if you saw a shark. You would never send your child into a pool if you saw lightning. Let's treat our kids' hearts with the same sense of caution and urgency because the real threat to our kids may not be found in the water or sky. It is likely hiding in their chest.

You Don't Look Like You Have Epilepsy

Tiffany Kairos | Posted 07.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Tiffany Kairos

Most people might take into assumption that because I look happy and healthy that there's absolutely nothing wrong. Here's the thing: For the most part, I am completely happy and healthy except for that one minuscule problem. That bump in the road. Epilepsy.

ICYMI: The Science Behind Why We Watch Cat Videos And An Argument For Sleeping Alone

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 06.29.2015 | Healthy Living

ICYMI Health features what we're reading this week. This week, we took a close look at the inner workings of the brain. We validated our cat video...

I'll Never Let My Epilepsy Stop Me From Living My Life The Way I Want To

Melissa Gil | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Melissa Gil

My parents face tough choices every day. They have endured my love for travel knowing that when I travel sometimes I will be out of their protection. But they are equally determined to celebrate these joys with me. They love and support that I work at overcoming the limitations epilepsy tries to impose.

My Seizure Diagnosis: Is There a Pony In This Shitpile?

Christian Piatt | Posted 02.21.2015 | Religion
Christian Piatt

I'm ready to find the pony. But maybe I have to dig through a little more shit first. As some of my less pastoral friends and family put it, it could be worse. I could be dead. So I've got that going for me.

The Day We Were Told Not To Have More Children

Heather Lens | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Heather Lens

Irresponsible. What did he mean? He didn't say that we were physically unable to have kids. He said that if we chose to, we would be irresponsible.

Dear Doctor: My Child Has Epilepsy. Please Tell Me Everything

Tom Stanton | Posted 01.18.2015 | Impact
Tom Stanton

When a parent is flying blind about the risks that come with epilepsy, they are powerless to protect a child. When a doctor provides information in an open and honest way, it builds trust and respect, and offers parents the chance to make informed decisions.

Your Story Matters. Here's Why.

Jamie Rautenberg | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Rautenberg

When I was more of a night owl, I spent a lot of time in the East Village at the theater Under St. Marks listening to one of the most powerful storyte...

From Terrible Twos To Drug Withdrawals

Heather Lens | Posted 12.07.2014 | Parents
Heather Lens

When I think of the term withdrawals, my mind immediately goes to drugs, alcohol or prescription medicine abuse. My mind does not think of a happy, innocent toddler.