Welcome to the Vivo team page for the Walk to End Epilepsy!
Some but not many know that in 2012 I was diagnosed with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME), the most common of the generalized epilepsy syndrome. The hallmark characteristics of juvenile myoclonic epilepsy are the presence of myoclonic jerks that occur on awakening from sleep either in the morning or from a nap. For more specifics visit this site: http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/types-epilepsy-syndromes/juvenile-myoclonic-epilepsy
For the past 5 years, life has drastically changed but I've been able to adapt to my new conditions, if not living a more fulfilling and positive life. I've come to realization that I'd like to bring more awareness and educate family and friends about what to expect, what to do and to simply support the research to help those who live with epilepsy.
The epilepsies are the world’s most common, serious brain disorders worldwide with no age, racial, social class, national or geographic boundaries. Seizures steal moments and memories, can change lives, impact development, affect learning and can even result in death. There are no cures.
For the reasons above and many more, we have banded together to participate in the Walk to End Epilepsy on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena to END EPILEPSY.
I hope you can join Jade and I on this 5k WALK to End Epilepsy. Your participation, support and kind contribution makes a difference to in my life and many others. Your involvement provides care, advocacy and education today while investing in research and hope for tomorrow.Thank you!