I am pleased to be writing the inaugural blog for the Epilepsy Association . I hope you will visit often, and find this blog site a place where you get useful and practical information about things that matter to those affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders . There is still so much that is unknown about epilepsy, and many people living with a diagnosis of epilepsy feel that they are alone on their life journey. We want this blog to provide—a lifeline for this journey. We hope this site is a source of information and inspiration.
As the CEO of the Epilepsy Association, it is my distinct pleasure to speak on behalf of those in our greater Cleveland community living with epilepsy. These remarkable individuals and their families work to overcome the difficulties and struggles that epilepsy can bring — and in spite of the seizures, they persevere and lead meaningful lives. Time and again, we receive calls from individuals who are discouraged and looking for ideas to address a problem at hand. They reach out to us to make a connection and gain support. We provide the support they need, and help these individuals leverage that support and encouragement to change their situation.
Dear reader, know that you are not alone and there are others who care about and share your experiences.
~Kelley S. Needham