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Teresa's Story. Teresa shared her story of how she was diagnosed with epilepsy and then 15 years later, watched as her mom was diagnosed with it too. Teresa supports and has found help through these organizations:
Thresholds (Emotional/Mental Needs);
Chronic Babe (CI Support);
Rest Ministries (Christian CI Support);
Caregiving.com (Caregiver Support);
Susan and her dog, Nicky. Susan’s story about her dog, Nicky, who had epilepsy had me searching for information about dogs and epilepsy. A few websites stood out for me:
“Real Dogs, Real People” (they have a section on their website about canine epilepsy);
Canine Epilepsy Network;
Canine Epilepsy Resource Center;
Helen of Manchester (I love having a friend in England!), supports Scope. Helen said in her interview, “I've been a member of Scope for a long time. This organization is a charity based organization. They helped me over the years with holidays, day trips. I've given back on some occasions by collecting money for their charity.”
The list will grow as more people tell their story about epilepsy or caregiving.
I am planning to run more interviews throughout the year so if you’re interested in telling your own story about epilepsy or caregiving (or know someone who wants to tell their story), please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The more we share, the more we help each other!