Thank you Epilepsy Florida
Willie is a 49-year-old man residing in Fort Lauderdale Florida. He been receiving services from Epilepsy Florida since 2013. Willie found out about Epilepsy Florida online and upon his first meeting to the Broward Office, he expressed that the staff was patient and understanding of what he was going through. Willie seizures began at the age of 20 and he struggled for many years before he received a diagnosis. Once he was finally diagnosed, he stated that he continued to struggle with uncontrolled seizures from failed medications. At one point his situation was so out of control that he was homeless and felt that life was not getting better. Ultimately, he found the strength to keep pushing through.
Since becoming a client with Epilepsy Florida, Willie has been able to access a neurologist who he feels has finally found the right combination of medication for him to control his seizures. He is thankful to his case manager for helping him obtain his medication through the patient assistance program. He also been able to learn more about his seizures and how to live a healthier lifestyle through the guidance offered by his case manager. He has even been able to obtain employment in various fields.
When asked if he plans to continue being a client, his answer was “Yes of course, I never thought I would be happy or have my own life. You are my heroes.”