This past weekend, I traveled to Vancouver with my mum and grandma to be part of a very special event: BC Epilepsy’s Family Education Day at BC Children’s Hospital.
This all day conference featured multiple professional speakers (doctors, psychologists, librarians, researchers and advocates) all addressing epilepsy and the challenges those of us living with the disorder face.
The best part of the day was meeting so many other people who are living with epilepsy and listening to their stories. Many of them were very familiar to me.
I was also very honoured to be part of a panel of presenters, each of us living with epilepsy. We shared our own experiences and took questions from the audience.
The other great thing about the weekend was that I was able to do it with my grandma. Grandma has had epilepsy her entire life and she always gives me good advice on how to “listen to my body” and live well with the disorder.