Juvenile Epilepsy Awareness

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How JEA Started...

My name is Bella and I have had quite the journey with Epilepsy to bring me to this point! This site if run by my mom, Courtney, and I. My hope for this site is to bring awareness and give back to individuals living with epilepsy. Outreach, networking, group meetings, classes, education, and more. This is an ever evolving journey where our passion and purpose coincide. Our creative outlets allow us to channel many emotions that accompany an Epilepsy diagnosis. Here is my story!  In August 2015 I had my first grand mal/tonic clonic seizure. My friend stayed the night that night and reacted perfectly and got help when I wasn't responding.  To make a long story shorter...After a week of testing it was determined that I was born with an abnormality in my left frontal lobe.  I present with 3 different seizure types.  The medication I'm taking works for 2 kinds but not the partial seizures (silent seizures).  After trying many medications it was determined that my partial seizures are medication resistant and that's when I became a surgical candidate.  I had 2 surgeries in the summer of 2016 in hopes of removing the focal point and abnormal cells. During the first surgery I suffered a very serious complication.  The MRI scan showed that I had suffered a brain hemorrhage from the depth electrodes.  I had to stay in ICU for 19 days. It is a miracle that I have recovered completely with no complications. The doctors were not able to remove the abnormality because it was too close to the expressive language part of my brain and the motor strip.  I will keep fighting to become seizure free.  In November 2017 I had to undergo my third surgery in NYC.  The neurosurgeon implanted a device known at the RNS system.  This is a new treatment for individuals that have medication resistant partial seizures.  Throughout this experience I have realized how fortunate and blessed I am.  There have been so many people that have supported my family and I. I just want to give back to other kids and families that may need some financial , mental health, networking assistance, or support knowing that they are not alone! My mom and I have always enjoyed the arts, fashion, sewing, painting, pottery, etc....  We thought that selling some of our handmade, hand sourced, and original graphic products would be a great start to giving back. Currently I am a college student at the Art University of San Fransisco studying graphic design and merchandising. We hope to evolve our advocacy into group sessions, and networking events as we progress.  Thank you for taking the time to read my story! 

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Fingers Crossed  (RNS DEVICE INFO)

Fingers Crossed (RNS DEVICE INFO)

Hello everyone! We are a little late to our update!  We promised to share info on the RNS device and also wanted to give a link to a webinar that i...
Very anxious about this update. 🤞🏼💜🙏🏻🌈

Very anxious about this update. 🤞🏼💜🙏🏻🌈

Hello everyone! Forewarning.... I’m coming out of my comfort zone tonight.   It’s usually a rule-of-thumb that we don’t talk about these things but...
Epilepsy in college

Epilepsy in college

I am getting lots of questions about Epilepsy and how to manage this in college!  Often times people with Epilepsy see an increase in seizure activ...

These Are The Fighters That You Will Be Helping. Please Read Their Stories and See Additional Ways To Help Their Cause

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Meet One Of Our Heroes, Drew

Please take the time to read his story.  There is a link to help his family and also a local fundraiser above. http://www.gofundme.com/q3-teamdrew 

https://www.gofundme.com/q3-teamdrew

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Meet One Of Our Heros, Laina

This is Laina! She Has TSC. She is a true fighter and is diagnosed with TSC. This causes many types of seizures. She has endured multiple brain surgeries and continues to bring awareness! Please contact us to Donate to this beautiful family.

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FACES (Finding a Cure for Epilepsy abd Seizures)

Please Read about the NYU Langone Medical Center's Epilepsy research and treatments. They are currently caring for me.  They are amazing and I would recommend them to anyone looking for quality care. We will be making an annual donation from our profits.  

http://faces.med.nyu.edu/

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Hudson was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome which includes numerous health issues. He suffered a stroke and suffered seizures at a very early age. However, Hudson is such a little warrior and so much more than a diagnosis. He has a beautiful smile and the cutest little belly laugh. He lives sunshine, snuggles, crazy noises, wind, patty cake and can sign "more". As you can imagine the beautiful family of 5 is always so appreciative of any help they receive, big or small. Hudson has been hospitalized 5 times in the last 6 weeks in Rochester. 💜💜💜💜💜

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Cameron’s Epilepsy Fight

Please consider a donation to Cameron! He is a warrior!

Read about Cameron’s journey. Also consider a donation to his Go fund me page