Hope Stories

Rick’s Story

Rick’s strategy for managing his epilepsy wasn’t perfect, but it had worked well enough for most of his career as a theme park project manager who traveled the world. Whether he worked in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore or Germany, his routine was always the same. After arriving in a new city, he would find a local doctor, schedule a CT scan of his brain, show the doctor his previous scans, get a new prescription, and inform his co-workers that he had epilepsy. He wanted people to understand that, “If I do something weird, you’ll know what it is.” Read more >>

Charlie’s Story

I have had many adventures in my 57 years, and I have accomplished much. But the main message of my story, which I have been given the opportunity to share, is that anything is possible. If you have epilepsy, as I do, it says nothing about who you are or what you might contribute to this world. It says nothing about what you might achieve. It is part of your story, but not the most important part of your story. Read more >>

John’s Story

In golf they call it a “bad lie.” A golfer strikes the ball, hoping to place it in a comfortable location on the fairway or the green, but the ball winds up somewhere else entirely – on the side of a slope, perhaps, or in a clump of weeds in the rough. Extricating oneself from a “bad lie” requires expertise, planning, and, sometimes, a little luck. Read more >>