I was diagnosed with absence seizures when I was 8 years old. This has changed my life, but not in a bad way. They were finally under control and I was back to my normal life. Until I was 13, when I was diagnosed with myoclonic seizures. For those of you who don't know the different types of my seizures: absence seizures are also known as "staring-spells" or "day-dreaming"; myoclonic seizures are muscle jerks that typically happen in my arms. I have been battling this disease for over half of my life, but it does not define me.
This will be my 10th time participating in the National Walk For Epilepsy! Participating in this has allowed me to embrace my differences and not be afraid to talk about it. I have learned from the walk that just because my brain operates differently than others, I am still the same girl that I used to be.
I am beyond grateful for all of my friends and family for supporting me throughout this journey. I am so thankful that I still get to live my life and be who I want to be.
I plan on attending Arizona State University in the fall and I cannot wait to spend the next few years out with my sister.
Thank you all for your donations, every penny counts! The walk is April 14th, 2018 on the National Mall, we would absolutely love everyone to attend! You can register through this website or let me or my mom know if you can come!
I appreciate all that everyone does for me, and I can't wait to see everyone out there!