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Faces of Epilepsy

My Epilepsy Story

written by: Steve Schale  (board member of Epilepsy Florida) When I was a kid growing up in Illinois, like most boys in my town, I…

Thank God I Found EFL

Thank God I found them! My Name is Martin Latino, I started having febrile convulsions when I was a child, not 100% sure but I…

Not Alone Anymore

Bailey started having seizures when she was 6 years old and for years she and her family thought she had them under control. But then,…

My Voice Matters

My Voice Matters This is Karmen Cummings. She has been a client with Epilepsy Florida since 2007. Karmen Cummings like many had no idea about…

Grateful for EFL

Joana Fernandes is a 56-year-old female, who began experiencing complex partial and grand mal seizures at the age of 25 years old. The client lived…

Turning the Corner

When Chelsea was about 18 years old when she started drinking and partying. She was at her grandparents’ house one night and started having nocturnal…

Be Patient and Have Faith

Written by: Manuel Rosario I was born in Dominican Republic and all my seizures happened there. When I was about 13 years old (1993), I had my first…

Major Impact

Meet Denis Zepeda, a client with Epilepsy Florida for over eight years. Denis was diagnosed with epilepsy in his home country Nicaragua at the age…

Understanding Epilepsy

Emmit Donaldson and his family became part of the Epilepsy Florida family via research on the internet by his mother and through a neurologist recommendation.…

Living With Epilepsy

Living with Epilepsy is like living knowing a thief might come in the night. You do not know what time it will strike, but you…

The Help I Needed

My name is Moriah, I am a 24 year old living with epilepsy and I've been part of Epilepsy Florida for over 1 year. My…

A Mother’s Wish

My name is Leslie Taleno, I have two wonderful daughters. Ava (14) and Mia (13). Mia is a bit different from other kids her age. She…

Being Part of a Family

Patrick Rosser came to EFL referred by a friend. He faced the following problems of not knowing anything about epilepsy, misdiagnosis and not feeling part…

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…

A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

Deja McDonald, like so many others with epilepsy, felt lost in a confusion about her condition and how to properly treat it to live her…

Taking Back your Power

This is Pedro and his family. “I remember the day I came in to the West Palm Beach office of Epilepsy Florida. I was newly…

Feeling Secure

Luis Avalos has been a client of Epilepsy Florida for over 9 years. He was referred to Epilepsy Florida by family court for further assistance…

Daily Fight to Live

by: Jillianne Swaby My name is Jillianne I am 30 years old and I have been epileptic since 2011. From the time I was born…

Life Experiences

Marcelino Brown is a 62 year old man who has been with Epilepsy Florida since 2013 when he experienced his first seizure due to heart…

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