As you may know, in the fall of 2018, our world felt like it fell apart. Our sweet, loving, silly, 6 year daughter, Adleigh, was diagnosed with Childhood Absence Epilepsy (CAE).
There are several different types of Epilepsy. CAE was not on our radar, so we noted a couple things below...
1. Seizures are usually staring spells during which the child is not aware or responsive
2. Seizures usually last around 10-20 seconds
3. 2 out of 3 children respond to treatment
4. There is the potential for the child to grow out of this
Adleigh's team of doctors say, "if she is going to have Epilepsy, this is the kind to have..." While she is doing better with the help of some medication, we are still trying to find the correct dosage.
We cannot help but be changed by Adleigh's diagnosis - she is now our Epilepsy Warrior. She may be 6, but she has taught us so much during this short time.
We are raising funds to make a difference in the lives of people living with epilepsy. The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
Please support this cause by making a safe and secure donation to our fundraising webpage. Giving to the Epilepsy Foundation means you make the world a better, easier, more manageable place for the 3 million people in the U.S. who are living with epilepsy and seizures.