Jessica has tonic seizures. She holds down a high-pressure job as a senior manager which involves a lot of travel. After a seizure she often needs bed rest. She is matched to a group of 8 who really understand what she is going through since they are all in similar senior stressful roles with a lot of travel.
Steve worked as a security guard until, a year ago at the age of 53, he developed absence seizures. He now works in retail and hasn’t found a drug to control his seizures. He is matched to a group of 9 others who are coping with developing epilepsy after a long career.
Lily has had epilepsy from birth. It’s now well-controlled but she struggles with memory problems. She is in her 40s and lives an active life. She is matched to a group of 11 who are all of similar age, have lived with epilepsy for a long time and have very infrequent seizures.
Amir is super positive and loves football. His epilepsy was caused by a brain injury following a car crash. It hasn’t changed his life too much, but he is worried that at any second he could have a bad seizure and his whole world will change. He is matched to a group of 7 whose epilepsy all resulted from a trauma, and love football.
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