Stories of those living with Epilepsy

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

Sunday, April 20, 2014, at around 7 PM, was a game changer for me.  I thought that I was suffering from the flu or some sort of bug because my younger brother, Tanner, had gotten sick 2 days before.  I had a fever, a headache, the chills, was a bit slug... read more

Meredith Pence doesn’t know what life is like without seizures. When she was six months old, her first tonic clonic seizure occurred, and they have been a fixture in her life ever since. Diagnosed with Dravet Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, seizu... read more

When I first came to the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, I definitely didn’t know what I had, at all. I also didn’t have any help to find out. The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida greatly helped with all of those conundrums mentioned. Also, to get menta... read more

When the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida told me they wanted to publish my story in their issue at the beginning I was hesitant. I asked my mom and she said yes. Once the days went by I knew writing again will bring me back to memories I didn’t know exis... read more