My epilepsy story began when I was 3 years old. I came down with a severe case of Roseola and had a really high fever. One morning my mom came into my room and found me having a seizure. No one knows exactly how long the seizure lasted, but if a seizure lasts for a […]

These past few days have been just overwhelmingly hard for our family. We have had to process the death of a beautiful little girl named Harper Howard and the daughter of one of my best friends. Harper was 5 years old with beautiful blue eyes and she was so innocent. My journey with Harper began […]

It was March of my freshman year of high school. My childhood dream had come true, and I was just finishing my first season on the high school basketball team. On the way home from school that Friday, I was in a car accident with four other girls. An ambulance rushed me to the hospital […]

My name is Ashley. I am twenty years old and I have epilepsy. I was thirteen when I had my first grand mal seizure, and admittedly I do not remember much of it. My family and I were on our way to Washington and we had left before sunrise to get an early start. A […]

I was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy the weekend after attending my orientation at The Ohio State University. I started treatment with medication just three weeks before I was due to move from Michigan to Columbus, Ohio to begin my freshman year. Imagine the worry that my mother went through. My seizures actually began when […]

Choosing the right health insurance plan from the exchange Gone are the days of worrying about not having your pre-existing condition covered by your new insurance company. New considerations have arisen from the health insurance exchange created by the Affordable Care Act. For those not covered under an employer group plan choosing a new plan […]

Here at My Epilepsy Story, we do everything we can to make people aware of epilepsy, and how it impacts the daily lives of so many people. Thankfully, Governor Bill Haslam sees things the same way, and granted our request to make November “Epilepsy Awareness Month” for Tennessee. We’d like to formally thank everyone who […]

My epilepsy story is a long and complicated one, with frustrating twists and turns. The journey to my diagnosis was not easy or crystal clear, and I had to fight and advocate for myself and my own health. It begins in the late summer of 2011. I had just arrived to our vacation destination with […]

My epilepsy story started with enjoying the 4th of July weekend out on the lake with family and friends in 2012. It was the perfect weekend filled with boating, fireworks, and celebrating our 4 year anniversary. My now husband Blake and I met in the mountains 4th of July weekend and love to celebrate each […]