I am not just another 1 out of 26...

I am a teacher, I am a traveler, I am a learner, I am a writer, I am an artist and I am a person who just happens to have epilepsy. I am here to help inspire and support others by sharing my story and hope to spread awareness. I used to be ashamed of having seizures and the stigma that comes along with them, but I finally realized it is just a part of my life at this point. So, I decided to "Seize the Day" and take hold of it by trying to find resources for myself and others.
         Welcome epilepsy warriors!

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Instagram: TravelingwitheEpilepsy
My main objective for creating this website is to let people know that you are not alone. It took me almost 20 years to finally speak out about the fact that I have epilepsy. 
Traveling with Epilepsy is possible! I was able to go work and live abroad for over a year after making a few things happen with my doctor and insurance company.
My Journey with Epilepsy
I started having seizures when I was eight years old. I have been on countless medications and I am a candidate for brain surgery at this point because I take three different medications and continue to still have my seizures (partial-complex and simple-partial) I always felt very indifferent about having epilepsy until it started affecting my social life and my professional work.  
My Travels
In 2014 I bought a oneway ticket to Europe and it was one of the most amazing chapters of my life (so far). I truly encourage everyone to get outside of their comfort zone and travel the world (or at least part of it). It made me a stronger person in many ways and I met so many amazing people along with the culture, food,  and places that I discovered.