Always live each day bright and happy.
My name is Jenifer Ann and I live in Perth, Western Australia. I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was ten years old, my family had no understanding of what epilepsy was and I had no idea what was happening to my body. I have always had a bright and cheerful personality and I have always aimed high and been successful in achieving my goals, I am now in my early 30’s and I have been seizure free for over two years using medication.
The type of seizures I experience are tonic-clonic seizures with an aura, I have had to take tests such as an EEG, MRI and try different types of medications before finding success. I believe that I have become an incredibly strong minded woman because of what I have had to face with epilepsy. In my 20-plus years experience with epilepsy I have had to over come many dark challenges such as bullying, anxiety and isolation to name just a few.
I found that I was able to help myself and help my family have a better understanding of epilepsy by talking openly about my experience with epilepsy and how it makes me feel. I read heaps of epilepsy books which I find very interesting and I am about to publish my very own epilepsy book. I choose to always keep my life beautiful, positive and bright no matter what challenges come my way. Epilepsy is very individual and very different for every person, for me keeping a healthy lifestyle, communicating well and having a bright out look on life helped me so much.
I have always had a huge interest in medicine, a huge passion for helping people and I am always looking to further my knowledge of epilepsy, I want to help others understand epilepsy and further epilepsy awareness. I have created an Epilepsy Page online to share information, experiences and fundraising events, my ultimate goal is to help towards and see a cure in my lifetime. Please feel free to check out my Epilepsy Page, everyone is welcome and the link is provided below.
Jenifer Epilepsy Page: https://m.facebook.com/jeniferepilepsypage/
Perth, Western Australia.