When I was 9 or 10 one of my friends in my classroom had epilepsy and we didn't really realize what it meant until one day she had a seizure in our classroom. Luckily our French teacher knew what to do and moved all the chairs to give her more space during the seizure. I have to say, at that age, this was one of the scariest moments, but it all turned out fine.
I wanted to help spread awareness about epilepsy and how some women cope with epilepsy.
As a mom of three I have my hands full as it is, so it was very inspiring to see how these women cope!
Whether a woman has epilepsy or cares for a loved one, she often has to balance epilepsy with her responsibilities as a mother, wife and healthcare decision maker for the family.
HealthyWomen.org has a video series called "Women Succeeding with Epilepsy" that highlights the stories of 2 women who are living with epilepsy. These stories will both educate you and inspire you, it sure did me! Especially the video of Amy with her son Spencer who was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 3. My youngest is 3 and I count my blessings that all my 3 kids are healthy!
The videos are inspiring, have a look. Another video is from Veronica who is now 30 but was diagnosed when she was 14 and managed her seizures all the way through high school.
The website also has a section with 10 tips for supporting someone living with epilepsy.
These tips are really good to know when you have a friend, relative that has epilepsy.
"Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of HealthyWomen's "Women succeeding with Epilepsy" sponsored by UCB, Inc. and received a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate."