Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Announcement--Facebook Live: “A Mind Unraveled” with Kurt Eichenwald

On January 16, 2019, at 8:00 pm Eastern Time, a Facebook Live event for people with epilepsy will take place. It is a talk with award-winning journalist and New York Times best-selling author Kurt Eichenwald, about his book A Mind Unraveled, about his life with epilepsy.

They will be offering free copies of his book. However, it is first-come, first-serve and there are a limited number available.

The event is supported by Neuropace, Inc.

Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all a very Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!

I hope 2019 brings more advances in epilepsy treatments and seizure freedom (or at least reduced seizures) to those who suffer from the effects of epilepsy.

With our advocacy, I am optimistic that the outlook will improve.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Holiday Greetings

Wishing everyone a Very Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Prosperous New Year!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Announcement: Scholarships for People with Epilepsy

Sponsored by Lundbeck, CURE (Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy) is offering a one-time scholarship of up to $5,000 for people living with epilepsy, family members, and caregivers. It is “to be used toward coursework to advance personal knowledge in research, health education, advocacy and/or awareness in relation to their experiences with epilepsy.”

This is a very good opportunity for people who want to pursue their education in health care or advocacy to make a difference. I recommend that you look at it and apply for a scholarship if you are interested. The deadline is April 15, 2019.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Holiday Stress and Epilepsy

Surprise! We are now in the swing of the holiday season, the most joyous time of the year, or so they say. However, this time of year of family gatherings causes stress and anxiety, if not depression for many. And for people with epilepsy, it can be a very difficult time because the normal routine of life is disrupted.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Thank You President George H.W. Bush

Today, we are celebrating the life of former President George H.W. Bush. I was watching the memorial service on television (which is still ongoing) and hearing all the moving accounts of his life made me realize what an amazing impact he has had on our world.

He treated everyone as a friend, was loyal, but also enjoyed life to the fullest. His early near-death experience as a navy pilot and the loss of his crew taught him to cherish every moment he had.