Category Archives: Real Life Epilepsy Stories

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Often, I feature stories from one of my readers who has been affected by epilepsy. Learn how you can share your story. [framed_box] Grace’s Story: In June 2008, my 10-year old daughter, Grace started to experience epileptic seizures and after months of testing at several hospitals her condition was confirmed as an extremely rare epilepsy […]