Author Archives: Jacquelin

Facebook Twitter Google-plus Linkedin Instagram Join Us on March 1st To celebrate International Women With Epilepsy Day, My Epilepsy Story will be hosting a Live Chat via Zoom on March 1st, 2020 at 4PM PST/7PM EST where you can: – Learn About Epilepsy & Women’s Health – – Meet our MES Ambassadors – – Engage […]

Thank you all for your support this past year! Thank your for supporting our mission to advocate, educate, and research for women and girls living with epilepsy! Your contributions this past year have really made a difference. This year we awarded our annual Kimford J. Meador Research in Women with Epilepsy Award at American Epilepsy Society. […]

My story with epilepsy began right after my daughter turned two years old.  She suddenly started turning blue, staring, and became lethargic. Over six months of testing, the episodes went from once every two weeks to 9 per day.  Leighanne’s seizures presented as several other serious health problems, so it wasn’t until a scheduled inpatient […]

How Social Stigma Affects Quality of Healthcare in Latinx Community Introduction Epilepsy is a historically misunderstood disease. While professionals are more knowledgeable, community and general knowledge is highly lacking. Approximately 65 million people in the world have some form of epilepsy, and 1 in 26 will develop epilepsy in their lifetime (Sirven & Shafer, 2014). […]