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September 29th 2015:Epilepsy Didn't Seize My Day, Don't Let it Seize Yours - You Are Not Alone

Why should you care about epilepsy? Each year, approx 50,000 people die from epilepsy-related causes, this is more than the number of people who die from breast cancer or drunk driving. Yet those with epilepsy feel alone because it's often misunderstood, underrepresented or unsupported. Guest Meghan Kennedy will share her story of this hidden disorder. The major isolation and obstacles she's had to overcome has allowed her to start an organization, Epilepsy Education Everywhere to bring awareness globally. She will also share other statistics that's causing a ripple effect such as

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Meghan Kennedy

Like many military brats, Meghan Kennedy faced the challenges of moving, making new friends, and going to new schools, but an epilepsy diagnosis at age 18 changed her life: stripped of a driver’s license, denied her degree, dealing with the fears and stigma associated with epilepsy. Although once on a plane waking up in an emergency room, she continuously makes transitions to continue living life positively despite the challenges of epilepsy. She doesn’t let it stop her from traveling or enjoying her other passion—ballroom dancing! Instead of hiding things, she is proactive in educating the public. Realizing the need for epilepsy awareness in her community led her to start Epilepsy Ed
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