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Women Succeeding with Epilepsy Blog Tour

My cousin Megan had epilepsy. I used to babysit her as a teenager and remember giving her medication and worrying that she would have a seizure while in my care.  She never did while I was alone with her thankfully, but I was there one time at a family dinner and she had a seizure. It was scary for me to watch as a young girl. Her parents handled it calmly and took very good care of her.  Unfortunately, Megan passed away 18 years ago at the young age of 13 years old. I still think of her often and miss her.

My heart goes out to all those with epilepsy or who have someone in their lives who have it. I live with a different kind of disability myself and know the extra hurdles that us women have to go up against. As moms, we need to still run our households and deal with the day-to-day issues and then add onto that health related concerns. My heart goes out to everyone of you and know the job isn’t easy!

HealthyWomen.org created a video series called, “Women Succeeding with Epilepsy” to help empower and educate women living with epilepsy or caring for someone with epilepsy. These women are sharing their stories about caring for their child with epilepsy or living with epilepsy themselves.  I think it’s wonderful that they are spreading awareness and educating others. I learned so much from watching these videos and my heart goes out to these strong women.

In this particular video, a mom shares her son’s story. He was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 3.

HealthyWomen.org has a fact sheet called 10 Tips for Supporting Someone Living with Epilepsy that I would like to quickly share with you. These are some good tips and they are worth taking note of. I particularly like the tip of being open with both your child and adults with epilepsy. They need to be able to talk about their condition and should feel comfortable sharing their fears and concerns. Sometimes just being able to talk about an issue helps so much. I know this from experience. Nobody needs to be ignored or have their concerns brushed aside.

I encourage you all to check out the videos and learn more about epilepsy.

I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of HealthyWomen’s “Women Succeeding with Epilepsy” sponsored by UCB, Inc. and received a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate.

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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