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Did You Know?

  • Epilepsy isn't catching. You can't get it from someone else and they can't get it from you.
  • You can't swallow your tongue during a seizure.
  • You should never put anything in the mouth of someone having a seizure.
  • You didn't get seizures because of something bad that you or your family did. It just happened.
  • Some seizures can make you see, hear, or smell things that no one else sees, hears, or smells. Not remembering these things doesn't make you crazy.
  • Having seizures does not mean that you are less smart than other people.
  • Have fun! You can have a good time playing sports and doing things your friends can do!

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Q: When did you start having seizures?
A: When I was 3 years old.

Q: What's it like to have epilepsy?
A: It's hard. Sometimes I have a seizure and I miss things I want to do or I'm sleepy and can't do anything for awhile.

Q: What do you want other kids to know about epilepsy?
A: I'm just like any other kid. I don't want to be treated any differently just because I have seizures.

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