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 ibitton@efof.org to share your story and be featured on our blog!

Stories of Epilepsy

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Brandon’s Story

I was two years old when I was diagnosed with Epilepsy. To say the least, I’ve had some life changing moments, but it’s also taught me lessons about life that I wouldn’t have learned otherwise. My parents instilled me with the confidence that I should always strive for the best, no matter the

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David Ostroff’s Story

David was diagnosed at the age of 2 ½ with Petit Mal and Absence Seizures after having a Grand Mal Seizure one morning sitting next to his sister, Samantha who was only 4.  She immediately called for help and has been there for him ever since. As David grew up and we learned to handle […]

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Tyler Millares’ Story

My name is Justin Tyler Millares; I am a senior at Mater Lakes Academy High School. I live with my parents and younger sister. We are like almost every other family, always living in the fast pace of today’s society. I am a firm believer that a person true character shows in that moments or [&hell

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Courtney DiPersico’s Story

  “I was born 13 weeks premature and had a stroke before birth which caused my Epilepsy. Before the third grade, my family and I were on our own trying to live with my medical condition every day. Then we found the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. They came to my classroom in front of my [

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Hayden Moneghan’s Story

Hayden is a normal 13 year old boy with a big smile, who enjoys basketball, video games and music.  He has a great sense of humor and loves to joke and laugh.  Hayden enjoyed helping others and has volunteered for The American Cancer Society and at Harry Chapin Food Bank. Hayden’s epileps

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Jonathan Dale’s Story

Jonathan Dale is a remarkable young man. He has intractable epilepsy which means that his seizures are not controlled by medication. Despite having daily seizures, Jonny is always smiling and ready for whatever new adventure the day may bring. Epilepsy does not define him, it is just another lion to

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Joy Mayfield’s Story

“I have always lived what you might call a very typical and normal lifestyle. I come from a strong, supportive family and I value my friends and relatives immensely.  However, at age fourteen, my happy go lucky lifestyle began to change.  I had my first seizure and was diagnosed with epileps

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Arturo’s Story

I was diagnosed with epilepsy my first semester at college when I was 18 years old. Before then I thought I was invincible. I didn’t have a care in the world, especially regarding my health. I was a high school athlete with no physical or mental disabilities. Everything seemed to be going well unt

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Jay’s Story

“My name is Jay Hennessy, I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Epilepsy (PTE) from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in 2010, which marked the beginning of a significant journey in my life as I stand before you today. Today, I am both humbled and honored to be a part of this journey. Humbled to be

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