Author: Lisa-Marie Kinsman
Story Submitted March, 1999:
Years with the disorder: 29
Occupation: Housewife & Writer
City: Sheshequin, Pennsylvania
Reaction to the disease: I was so ashamed. I felt I was the only person in the world with epilepsy.
Dealing with the disease: It was sheer torture. Children could be so cruel.
After suffering from epilepsy for 29 years, I was lucky to meet some wonderful
doctors in Syracuse, NY. December 15th, 1994 I underwent 15 1/2
hours of surgery, and have been completely seizure-free ever since. I
would be honored to hear from others who suffer from epilepsy, or who
have undergone brain surgery.
I have recently finished writing my autobiography, and am waiting to hear
from several literary agents, to see if I can get it published. I want
to educate society, so that others who have epilepsy do NOT have to endure
the ignorance and discrimination that I had to.
email = Seizuref@aol.com