Tag Archives: Women with Epilepsy

Women with Disabilities Must Tackle More Hurdles than Men in the Workplace November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and organizations around the country – like My Epilepsy Story – are spreading the word to help girls, women and families get the resources and tools they need to advocates for themselves, and for a better future. As […]

It is that time of year again… Epilepsy Awareness Month!  November is the month where many organizations promote Epilepsy Awareness.  Here at My Epilepsy Story (MES),  we are joining with other epilepsy organization to promote this important awareness.  1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime and HALF of these people are FEMALES! […]

“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 […]

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 […]