This Is Epilepsy

Everyday Heroes

  • Sara Kennedy received her epilepsy diagnosis at age 30. Getting used to adult epilepsy has been a process, she says.

    Adult Epilepsy: A Life Changed

    August 20, 2019 by

    The diagnosis hit in mid-May, casting a shadow over the spring like the long winter had never ended. Thirty years old, the doctorate in full swing, and then. They came out of nowhere. Two tonic-clonic seizures three weeks apart. The first in the shower, the second in an Indiana Cracker Barrel. What do you do… Read more

  • Antonia has suffered from absence seizures since age 9.

    Shattering Epilepsy Stereotypes One Bath Bomb at a Time

    August 15, 2019 by

    In 2011, while Prince William and Kate Middleton were tying the knot in a wedding for the ages, 16-year-old Antonia Laviolette was having her first tonic-clonic seizure. She almost didn’t live to see another day. “I stopped breathing,” Laviolette says. “My mom shouted, ‘It’s not your time to go!’ That brought me back to life.”… Read more

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