Tag Archives: Girls with Epilepsy

When I was in 8th grade I had my first seizure. After not being able to see and then losing all motor skills, my feet were shaking and I was internally yelling at myself to stop this nonsense and not cause a scene. I then woke up on the floor surrounded by my mom and paramedics. I […]

BACK to SCHOOL TIPS from MES!   Yes, Folks, it’s that time of year again…so here are 10 tips to help prepare your child and yourself for the upcoming school year!   Set your kids sleep schedule back ‘to school time’ two weeks before the first day so that they can get into the school […]

MES Ambassador Program    My Epilepsy Story (MES) is excited to announce we are accepting applications for our Ambassador Program.  This program will have MES Ambassadors from all across the country that join with us to EMPOWER women and girls living with epilepsy and to represent My Epilepsy Story. To apply for our ambassador program you will need to be a: […]

We are excited to announce that we will be at UK Healthcare for their annual Epilepsy Education Day!  Please join us and hear our Executive Director/Founder Brandy Parker-McFadden as the keynote speaker. Brandy will be sharing about living with epilepsy and learning how to THRIVE while on this journey of living with epilepsy.  We are […]

I was 18-months-old when I had my first seizure.  It was during a very high fever, so considered a febrile seizure, but it was a seizure nonetheless.  My father was a doctor who had been a front line medic in World World II, but, the story goes, he completely lost his cool when I had […]

March 1st is the 1st Annual International Women with Epilepsy Day! Today is International Women with Epilepsy Day!  This has been a vision of mine for several years to have a day devoted to EMPOWER Women and Girls Living with Epilepsy in EVERY corner of the world and it is so exciting to see the […]

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). […]

As I reflect on 2018 the word that comes to mind is Thankful.  I am thankful for wishes… I am thankful for all that we are are accomplishing at My Epilepsy Story (MES).  I am thankful for the amazing women and girls living with epilepsy that I have had the opportunity to meet this year. […]

Happy holidays friends! I hope this finds you well, I know it’s been awhile since I’ve last posted. I imagine, like me, you are diligently preparing for some amazing time with friends & family to celebrate this wonderful time of year.  Cleaning, cooking, decorating, shopping, traffic, parties & school programs, traveling… things can get really […]

My friend, Brandy with My Epilepsy Story, reached out to me and asked if I would write something that might help others like me, who have experienced the tragedy of loss.  Something that would help them be able to get through the holidays with a little comfort in knowing they are not alone.  Something that […]