Stories of those living with Epilepsy

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 i... read more

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 tha... read more

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 wo... read more

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 sensatio... read more

During my childhood and throughout adulthood, I have had trouble with my parents, mentors, and acquaintances understanding my epilepsy. Some called my seizures fits/tantrums or even disrespect. This program has given clarity and realization of details on ... read more

By: Kerrie Pruitt, on behalf of her son, Joshua Pruitt At the age of six, Joshua had his first seizure. He had complained of a headache, so I gave him some children’s Tylenol and put him down for a nap. I went to wake him and his eyes were rolled to t... read more

My name is Elizabeth Perez. I am 34 years old.  The day that I was supposed to be born, my mom started having contractions so she went to the doctor. The doctor told my  mom she was not ready to deliver and he sent her home. My mom returned the same day... read more