Tag Archives: Real Life Stories

It’s New Year’s Eve, the end of 2017, and the time of year when everyone is setting their New Year’s resolutions and goals for 2018.  As I reflect on the past year, I look at what I have accomplished and the things that I have not accomplished…. We tend to be harder on ourselves than […]

“College is a time of self-discovery and growth, but it can also be an intense four years of stress.”  My first two years in college were especially hard on me; both emotionally draining and mentally demanding. I found myself in a new state across the country where I did not know a single person. My […]

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt   As we begin the graduation season, I am reflecting on what these young graduates will encounter as they enter the world.  The path that is in front of them is full of choices that will lead to different roads. […]

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”  ~Nelson Mandela As I begin to think about Mother’s Day, I am reminded of all the wonderful women that have been brought into my life over the past few years.  The women that I am reflecting on are women that live with epilepsy on a daily basis. We […]

A mosaic is something that resembles a picture or decoration that is made up of diverse elements. These broken pieces are what makes a mosaic beautiful.   In our brokenness of living with epilepsy we have shattered dreams. These shattered dreams might be of a child impacted by seizures, infertility from epilepsy, loss of a wife […]

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 […]