Before Junior year of high school, the thought of spreading awareness about epilepsy did not even cross my mind. I was still young, and still young. The fact that I had never met anyone with epilepsy made me feel so alone. At that time I felt like the whole word was against me. The most frustrating part was having to explain my condition to everyone.
That same year I began to take birth control to regulate my periods. The current medication made it possible to take birth control but to make sure nothing bad happened they monitored me in the hospital.
Within a few months my dad drove us to Women and Children's Hospital in Downtown Buffalo. That was the moment that I started to ask myself about advocating. My dad, being the amazing person he is encouraged me to follow my dreams.
For three days and two nights I was in the hospital hooked to wires and since I am older my dad worked and I was in the room by myself. That made the whole situation the most boring time in the hospital. During that time I had a lot to think about. How was I going to build a name for myself? Will I need to hire people to help me? Am I really capable of being an advocate for epilepsy?
The self doubt of not succeeding stopped me a few times, but every time I got back up and decided that I will not allow myself to fail. To this day I am not famous or well known. I haven't gotten a brand deal or haven't been offered to go on Ted Talk, but slow and steady doesn't win the race. Therefore, I will try and try and if I can reach the hearts of some, great. If I can reach the hearts of many, even better.
Although people would put me down about my ability to succeed my father was never one to believe in giving up. If he can do what I feel is impossible; then I can do this!
About My Blog
I post daily about my life as well as tips on how to deal with epilepsy. I have a youtube channel where I will continue to spread awareness about epilepsy.