When Kathy first reached out to EFOF, she had just had 2 back-to-back seizures which caused her to spend a week in the hospital. She lost a lot of her short-term memory. She ultimately ended up losing her job, due to her seizures, that caused her to miss many days of work. A nurse from […]
Clayton Feig Legacy Fund – Faces of Epilepsy
- 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime, and 150,000 new cases of epilepsy will be diagnosed in the United States each year.
- Despite the common nature of this disorder, every person faces a unique set of challenges and solutions. Most agree that having the opportunity to share their stories and give others a window into their experience can be truly uplifting.
- Currently 400,000 Floridians are living with this disorder, and through the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida’s 1 in 26 campaign, they can share their stories.
- Each story is different. Watch the videos below to get to know some of these amazing people.
- Share these profiles with your friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances, and join us in our efforts to spread awareness.
- Contact Ilana Bitton, Director of Marketing, at email@example.com to share your story and be featured on our blog!
My Name is Cheyeanne Crosby and I am a 21-year-old with Epilepsy, learning disabilities, and Emotional conditions, and other medical conditions. For the first few months of my life I was a typical baby and one year old. I reached every milestone, but that was shortly lived. When I was 22 month’s I
Nothing Is Impossible The sun was a huge blazing balloon on the sky, burning down on the soccer field. I started to feel a dizzy sensation, then I got a feeling that I wasn’t conscious. It was a terrible reaction, very scary and embarrassing. My parents weren’t aware that I had seizures. It was
It was a typical pregnancy, every doctor appointment normal and great. She was born totally healthy; absolutely no issues at all. She met her milestones on time. She was a typical, beautiful little girl that enjoyed playing with her brother, playing with toys, and loved the playground. Then, a littl
By: Emily Daycock I was 10 months old when my seizures started after a bout of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). Though not supported, it seemed that all my triggers came from anything that was upper respiratory, i.e. sinus, ear infections, cold, and it would normally happen every 6 to 9 months.
My name is Zohe Hernandez. I was born in Puerto Rico 38-years ago. At the age of nine, my family moved to Miami looking for a better future. In April of 1997, at the age of 17, when I was about to graduate from high school, I was in a bad car accident that left […]
WearTV – http://weartv.com/news/local/pensacola-epilepsy-patient-shares-her-story-to-spread-awareness by Lauren Wolfe Wednesday, November 1st 2017
In February of 2002 while traveling on my way home from work I was at a red light and was struck by a vehicle. Little did I know that accident would change my life forever. Two days after the accident I returned to work initially feeling normal until I woke up in the ER. I […]
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida (EFOF) has been by my side since 2011 after loosing my job due to my seizures and side effects. I was diagnosed in 2008 and I voluntarily gave up my driver’s license after a car accident. I had been having the sensation of déjà vu and having a weird taste [&hel