When Your Child Has Epilepsy, a Lot Can Happen in 30 Seconds… or Less

As a first time mother, raising a child is all new, no matter how much research I’ve done. Throw epilepsy on top, and it’s a whole new ball game of worry, cautiousness, resourcing, anxiety and depression.

My daughter Aria was diagnosed at 6 weeks old with focal cortical dysplasia in the right hemisphere of her brain, and intractable epilepsy. That day is seared into my memory. It was 5 in the morning…



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