Here are some facts about epilepsy:
*Epilepsy is the third most common neurological disorder in the US after Alzheimer's and stroke.
*It affects approximately 2,700,000 people in the US and 50,000,000 worldwide.
*This year another 200,000 people in the US will be diagnosed with epilepsy and and estimated 25,000 to 50,000 people will die of seizures and related causes.
*Of major chronic medical conditions, epilepsy is among the least understood even though one in three adults knows someone with the disorder.
*This information was taken from the Epilepsy Foundation. Click here for more information.
Click here to read an article in the New York Times about living with epilepsy.
Click here to see a list of famous people with epilepsy.
Spencer and I are very active in a group called Epilepsy Advocates. Last fall we filmed some webisodes for Epilepsy Awareness Month . Here is a You tube clip of the webisode I was part of. If you would like to view the entire video, go here. I am part of Webcast 3.
I hope you will find this information helpful and interesting.