Joe’s Story

Joe is a client that sought out services with the Epilepsy Association last year after a lot of encouragement from other people in his life. Joe was struggling being out of work after a stressful departure from his last job due to seizures and anxiety issues. When Joe first started working with a case manager from EA, he struggled with issues on what his next step would be in life. Joe also struggled with relationships and trying to gain a sense of independence. Joe took several positive steps for himself during the next several months by being more open in relationships, seeking out career assistance, and using positive coping skills to manage his anxiety.  Joe participated in the Employment Seminar put on by the Epilepsy Association in March of 2014 to help improve his resume building skills, interviewing skills, and learn more about his rights as a person with epilepsy in the workforce. Today, Joe is employed in a full-time position, living independently, and continuing to find new skills and aptitudes for himself. He is currently enjoying painting and says that it helps him therapeutically by being able to learn a new skill and express himself in a different way.  Joe is just one of the many successes that come out of the Adult Case Management Program at the Epilepsy Association.  He has shown great aptitude and initiative in working through the barriers placed in his life due to his epilepsy.  Joe has worked very hard along with his case manager to make positive change in his life.  Congratulations Joe!

Joe Keep up the great work!

Joe
Keep up the great work!

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