|Q.||What inspired you to contact the Epilepsy Foundation?|
|A.||I wanted to work with the Epilepsy Foundation to educate others about seizures. I found out about their Education Ambassadors program when I called their office and decided to help them raise awareness about epilepsy through their seizure recognition and first aid presentations to community groups. By talking about my own experiences with epilepsy, I hope I can help someone else going through the disorder or maybe give someone’s family some strength by letting them know that they’re not alone.|
|Q.||What would you tell someone who is thinking about contacting the Epilepsy Foundation?|
|A.||The organization gives you opportunities to grow and to give back to your community. I have had some wonderful experiences talking to different groups about epilepsy, and I feel really good knowing that I’m helping the Foundation spread epilepsy awareness. Being an Education Ambassador has been a really good learning experience for me.|
What’s your plan?
As a young adult you probably already have a lot to handle in you life right now — college, jobs, dating, the social scene and getting out on your own. The last thing on your mind is epilepsy or your seizure disorder. If you want to be the master of your own destiny you’ll need to pay attention to and control your medical condition as well. That isn’t always easy.
The Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central Pennsylvania can provide you with information and maybe even a little moral support if your seizures are causing any problems or concerns in your life. This site will provide you with some information and even some opportunities to connect with other young people who might be facing similar situations.
Check out these links and contact us if you think that we can help you to achieve your goals.