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4 Things I Learned About My Epilepsy At an Eric Church Concert

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Concerts are a big part of this world we live in. Personally, there’s only one concert I go to each year and that’s Eric Church’s concert. Aside from his music being so great, it was also a huge factor in getting me through hard times regarding my epilepsy. After attending his “Holdin’ My Own” concert this past week, there are a few things people with disabilities can take away from this concert. I hope you can relate to this as much as I can!

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Don’t Worry – Find Out The Hard Way:

This may seem so broad and you’ve probably heard it a few times by now too. However, I believe it’s true. If you worry about what could happen, you’re not going to enjoy what’s going on in the present. I could have worried about having a seizure at the concert, but I knew if I did it would make me not enjoy the concert as much. It’s simple; worry less, have more fun.

Keep On, Be You:

There are thousands of people at concerts, so just be yourself. No one cares about what you’re doing or the way you dance or don’t dance. You’re at the concert to have fun with your friends, so don’t try to blend in — just be who you are. Make sure you leave that concert with no regrets about what you did or didn’t do. Be yourself and have fun!

Round Here Buzz – People Do Care About You:

Remember, you’re most likely at a concert in your hometown and with your friends, right? So if by chance you do have a seizure, you have people there who care about you and are ready to step up to the plate to help you out. There’s also full time EMT staff on hand ready to jump in. When I’m with my friends or family at concerts, I’m safe in case something does happen. Don’t think anyone doesn’t care, because they do. You’re there to have fun!

Holdin’ Your Own:

There are thousands of people at the concert, and you have fought one of the biggest battles many of them haven’t. Don’t let anyone get under your skin and make you feel bad. If someone is pulling you down, just walk away and remember you probably have way more strength than that person does. Every day we hold our own fighting epilepsy, and we don’t plan on giving up anytime soon. People at concerts don’t necessarily know our backgrounds, so the best thing to do is ignore a lot of them. Keep holdin’ your own!

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Originally published: May 8, 2017
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