- Kelley Sperry: Get Up Every Day How many times in your life have you faced a physical or emotional challenge that demanded everything could give? Kelley Sperry faces that kind of a challenge every single day. Parry Romberg Syndrome has been wasting away tissue on half of her face and brain, causing intense migraine headaches, strokes and a severe seizure disorder.
- Rolling Over Epilepsy Sherry Dariotes has lived with epilepsy for more than thirty years, and even though two brain surgeries have impaired her balance, one of her favorite activities is riding her 3-wheeled Ice Trike. She knocks out a lot of miles too.
- Steven Riss: Perseverance Against Epilepsy Steven Riss sometimes can't believe that it's possible to simply get in a car and drive. That is because Steven has epilepsy. And he remembers well when he lost the freedom to drive at the beginning his senior year of high school.
- Purple Day Today when I got home, I had an email from Jenniafer Walters, who is the president of the Oklahoma Epilepsy Association. She let me know about Cassidy Megan of Purple Day. Many of you are probably familiar with Purple Day, and the concept could not be more simple: if you know what epilepsy is, wear purple on on March 26 each year to show your support for those affected.
- A Thicker Skin In September of 2009, Seize the World interviewed Deanna Adams just after she completed the Great Divide Mountain Bike Race (GDMBR). Deanna is a vegan athlete from Prescott, Arizona. She also has Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy and suffers from Grand Mal seizures. However, this did not stop her from becoming the youngest woman to complete the race on a fixed gear bicycle or “fixie” at age 20.
|Seize The World empowers people with seizures to lead active and fulfilling lives through community–based programs that raise public awareness of epilepsy.|
|Seize The World is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity based in Denver, Colorado.We began helping people with epilepsy in 2008 through our Cycling The World program, which raised awareness of the idea that people with epilepsy can get out to lead active lives.Today, Seize The World is focused on a program called Share Your Story. Every month we profile a new Share Your Story Star who leads an active life in spite of their seizure disorder or who helps others to do so.|