Navigating life with epilepsy can present many challenges, particularly for women. Whether a woman has epilepsy or cares for a loved one, she often has to balance epilepsy with her responsibilities as a mother, wife and healthcare decision maker for the family.
The "Women Succeeding with Epilepsy" video series highlights the stories of two women who are living well with epilepsy. Their stories will both educate and inspire you.
Watch the videos below for information on epilepsy, expert advice and more.
|About Women Succeeding With Epilepsy|
|Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill, RN, Executive Director of HealthyWomen, talks about "Women Succeeding with Epilepsy," an educational and inspirational program.|
|Amy W. Part 1: A Child Is Diagnosed With Epilepsy|
|Amy W. tells the story of her son Spencer's birth and the complications that led to an epilepsy diagnosis when he was 3 years old.|
|Amy W. Part 2: Helping a Child Succeed With Epilepsy|
|Amy W. shares what she's learned about epilepsy, how she advocates for her son Spencer and the support systems that help him succeed with epilepsy.|
|Amy W. Part 3: Living Beyond Epilepsy|
|Amy W. talks about helping her son Spencer live beyond epilepsy, and the questions that she and her husband consider when making parenting decisions.|
|Veronica C. Part 1: Accepting Your Epilepsy Diagnosis|
|Veronica C., age 30, talks about getting an epilepsy diagnosis at age 14, managing seizures in high school and learning about epilepsy.|
|Veronica C. Part 2: Finding a Doctor Who Cares|
|Veronica C. explains how she found an epilepsy specialist—called an epileptologist—who helped her achieve her life goals.|
|Veronica C. Part 3: Freedom From Seizures and Tips for Living on Your Own|
|Find out how Veronica C. achieved seizure control, and listen to her tips for living on your own with epilepsy.|