Stephen Allen—Communications Director


Stephen Allen

Stephen Allen

Stephen recently completed work on an MA Degree in History from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He has worked as a NOLS instructor, a bike mechanic, and as a grassroots organizer for the Fund for the Public Interest. Stephen was inspired to begin work on Seize The World after discussing the idea with other (soon-to-be) STW directors in 2007.  He set off on the Cycling The World project the following year. Stephen has had epilepsy since age fifteen.

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Stephen’s Share Your Story Articles:

Kelley Sperry with her new seizure response dog, Kobi.

Kelley Sperry: Get Up Every Day

Posted on May 14th, 2013 - By Stephen - 6 Comments

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…

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Sherry Dariotes pedals in the Flying Wheels Summer Century ride in Washington.

Rolling Over Epilepsy

Posted on Apr 7th, 2013 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

Sherry Dariotes lives with her husband Nick in Redmond, Washington, not far from Seattle.  She has worked for the past fifteen years…

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Steven Riss: Perseverance Against Epilepsy

Posted on Mar 1st, 2013 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

Steven Riss sometimes can't believe that it's possible to simply get in a car and drive.  It doesn't matter if the 27-year-old is driving around his…

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Chelsea Hutchison

Chelsea’s Legacy

Posted on Dec 31st, 2012 - By Stephen - 1 Comment

Julie and Doug Hutchison lost their sixteen–year–old daughter Chelsea on April 19, 2009.  She passed away after a seizure in her sleep.  Sudden…

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Never Give Up

Posted on Oct 1st, 2012 - By Stephen - 1 Comment

Brad Rinehart's motto is, “never ever give up.” He lives in Aurora with his wife Tracy and their two dogs Magnum and Mocha. They were married in…

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Find The Things That Bring You Joy

Posted on Jun 1st, 2012 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

Lucas Richmond has had a seizure while speaking before an audience at the Pepsi Center. He has also had a seizure mid-dive from a 3m diving board…

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Finding Your Solution

Posted on Mar 1st, 2012 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

Channing Seideman is an 18-year-old Colorado native who has lived with epilepsy since age 10. Seize The World fans may remember Channing from her…

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Epilepsy is Not Who You Are

Posted on Feb 1st, 2012 - By Stephen - 1 Comment

Jake Quigley is 39 years old and lives in Hanover, New Hampshire with his wife Jeanie.  He is a non-profit consultant and he owns a personal &…

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David Jensen: Balance Through Community

Posted on Dec 31st, 2011 - By Stephen - 2 Comments

         David Jensen is a twenty-two-year-old student at the Community College of Denver.  Before starting at CCD, he went to Denver's South…

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Deanna Adams at the finish of the Great Divide Bike Race.

Q+A With Deanna Adams after the Great Divide

Posted on Sep 18th, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

Deanna made the decision to race the GDMBR on a fixed gear bicycle.  She has become the youngest woman to race the GDMBR on a fixie.  Seizures did…

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Channing Seideman jumping on her horse, Lexus.

You Only Live Once

Posted on May 2nd, 2009 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

Channing Seideman is a sixteen year old who lives in Aspen, rides horses, coaches freestyle skiing, and deals with epilepsy on a daily basis.  Her…

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Doubt Kills Dreams

Posted on Nov 20th, 2008 - By Stephen - 0 Comments

Deanna Adams looking chipper after 43 hours and 17 minutes of racing in the Furnace Creek 508. She is the youngest female finisher to have completed…

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