I'm a 38-year-old woman, wife and mother of two, who has had epilepsy for the past nine years. It started right after I had my daughter at 29. I was having grand mal seizures and Tonic-clonic. I was on keppra for years. I am currently on lamictal and Topamax and I'm 2 years seizure free. I love being part of such a great community which is full of support !! There is no known reason or cause, but the doctors all feel that it is congenital and was something I have had my whole life without knowing. There are so many people out there with this condition, we are here fighting everyday. Seizures are the most common brain disorder and it has no age, racial, social, national or geographic boundaries. It can hit at any time, please donate to help with a cure so we don't have to suffer anymore. "We don't know how strong we are until being strong is the only choice we have". Its time to step out of our comfort zones, speak up. We need a cure, Support Epilepsy awareness. We need to have a life without limitations. ~Karen
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