My name is Abigail I am 8 years old and I have epilepsy. I was diagnosed with it a little over two years ago. I have had a hour EEG done and MRI to see what is going on with my brain back in Novembe of 2015 , the dr then decided after a secong EEG that was 8hrs that I need to start on some meds to help me with the seizure I was having about 45 a day according to what the EEG showed. They slowly started to go away and I was feeling some what better then in April of 2016 they had to up my meds due to them coming back. That helped for about a month or so then I was going down hill again and having new signs of a different type of seizure so mommy and daddy took me to the Drs and they said they needed to run a 24hr EEG And now the dr put me on another type of medication to see if it helps with the new seizures that showed up, in september of 2016 i have a 48hr EEG and it showed more seizure activity so i then was taking different meds help they ended up taking one medicine away since it was not helping me. My mommy, daddy, sister, and brother have been their to help me through everything I have been going through. i also have support from other family members and my friends and school also have helped me. I love fishing and camping with my family and friends, riding my bike and playing with my friends and sister and brother. I wish that everyone knew what my body was fighting on the inside and how sometimes I just don't have energy to run and play. i do my best to not let it slow me down and make it to where i am stuck inside. I am trying to raise money to help raise awareness of epilepsy and how it affects everyone going through it. Please help me reach my goal of $1,000.
I know i have a long road ahead of me but i want to do my part and help others understand what it is like to live with it and how it affects my body. i have several more testings to go through but i am hoping that with the right meds and support from my family and friends i will over come this.