Courage for a Single Mom
Two months before her 5th birthday Eriona was diagnosed with absent seizures. Eriona is a beautiful, sweet and caring 12 year old girl. Anywhere she went everyone would always notice her smile. She always has a smile on her face no matter what struggles she continues to have. Two to three years ago, Eriona’s mom Erika was able to find some what of a control with of her seizures. Through a great neurologist in St. Petersburg, St. Hopkins Children’s Hospital that was able to find a medications to control the 90+ absent seizures Eriona was having a day. During all those years of not knowing and trying different combinations of medicines and/or treatments, Epilepsy Florida has always given the family support.
Eriona’s mother expresses that Epilepsy Florida has given her courage as a single mother to know that they will help her in any tough situation and give her the support to pay for Eriona’s medication. Erika also enjoys the opportunity to unite with other parents in the support groups provided and able to speak with parents going through the same thing, as this gives her hope for better days.