3 Reasons Why I Love Living With Epilepsy


Many people think living with a disability is always hard and difficult. However, they don’t get to experience the full life we do. Yes, life with a disability can have its bumpy roads, but it also has its positive roads. For almost 14 years now I’ve been through the good and bad of living with a disability. I want to share with you three reasons why I wouldn’t want to give up my epilepsy life today. I hope you take these and see how having a disability can actually be a good experience.

Strength

Having a disability has tested my mental and physical strength to its limits. From medical exams to surgeries, it’s mentally and physically draining. As bad as it may get, it has prepared me for so many things in my life, from being on the wrestling mat to my working career. I know it takes a lot more for someone to break me down than others. I will never back down from anything because I know my strength and grind from battling epilepsy will carry through anything I do in my life.

Love

Love can be interpreted in many ways. I relate it to epilepsy through my family, friends, doctors, caretakers etc. who have fought the battle with me. Without my family, I wouldn’t be writing this blog. They have been by my side from day one, through sleepless nights in hospitals, all day doctor visits and some fun trips along the way. It isn’t just my parents and siblings; it has been my entire family. I can’t explain the amount of love they have given me. My friends have been a huge part of my life the last five years. From spending nights in their dorms because of seizures to rides around town, I couldn’t have made it through college without them. I owe all of them big thanks.

The doctors and caretakers I’ve worked with have gotten me to this point in my life. I owe them lots of love for all they have done for me.

Faith

Life is full of surprises. I’ve learned you can’t worry about the future because you can’t control what’s going to happen. I feel my faith is stronger because of my  disability. I believe we need to take that mindset and apply it to our everyday lives. Keep faith in everything you do, from work to sports. In my experience, with a little faith and hard work, anything is possible.

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