So...as you may or may not know...I was diagnosed with Epilepsy last year and decided to have brain surgery. It has been a whirlwind; to be told you cannot do the small things that you take for granted like drive a car or having to wear a watch just in case you have a seizure on the subway was/is somewhat crippling. You lose your independence. It has been a rough but eye-opening two years.
There are plenty of things that I learned through the trials and tribulations; I learned how to put my health first, I learned a lot about our brains and I learned how to believe in human kindness.
The love has been thrown my way it is unfathomable. I could not have gotten through this process without my friends, family, colleagues or the NYP Columbia Neurology staff. Folks made the trip to see me every day while in the hospital for two weeks and to say "thank you" would be an understatement.
I would love to pay it forward. I would like to ask you to help me End Epilepsy by donating to my team NEW LEVEL. I will be walking on the National Mall in DC on April 18th 2020 (Hell, come join me if you can!). There is so much more to be done! 3.5 million people in the U.S. who are living with epilepsy and seizures.
This experience has changed my life for the better and I would love to help others (plus after the operation I was able to sport a really cool beanie hat!).