Hero: Clint Leray

Clint Leray, 22, who has loved cars and trucks for as long as he can remember, is working his way through the Automotive Technology Program at Baton Rouge Community College. His plans are to take his love and talent...

Hero: Jordan Oubre

Jordan Oubre, a junior at Brusly High School, boarded his first plane to travel to Washington D.C. a few weeks ago to represent Louisiana as our Teen Advocate at the Teens Speak Up! Policy Conference hosted by Epilepsy Foundation of...

Hero: Annie Morace

Annie Morace, 22 and a senior at NSU,  is just one semester away from receiving her degree in Elementary Education and can’t wait to be a fourth grade teacher next school year.  She may have epilepsy but it definitely...

Hero: Avery Boultinghouse

On October 1, 2016, Epilepsy Foundation Louisiana hosted its 11th annual bike tour, Seize the Road in Shreveport, LA. It was a great event and many people helped make it successful, but special credit is due to a certain middle...

Hero: Karen Duhe

Karen Duhe did everything she could to prepare for motherhood when she decided to try and have a baby three years ago. She and her husband were ecstatic to add to their family and wanted to make sure they...

Hero: Jacob Bales

A first episode or diagnosis of epilepsy often marks a point in life that many people with epilepsy remember. Jacob Bales, 24, from New Iberia, was just ten years old when this happened. “The first time I had a...

Hero: Riley Anderson

Riley Anderson, 13 and a soon to be 8th grader in Lafayette, is a very talented piano player who hopes to one day write music for movies or tv. She has only been playing for two years, though you...

Hero: Ronn Wallace

After living with epilepsy for 20 years, Ronn Wallace found himself beginning his adult life at 37 after a successful temporal lobe surgery left him seizure-free in 2003. Since then, Ronn has done things he had given up on...

Hero: Leah Rucker

In 2013 Leah Rucker was on her way home to New Orleans after Christmas with her family in Arkansas when she had her first tonic clonic seizure at age 30. Luckily, her husband was driving and is an RN,...

Hero: Ben Frick

Ben Frick, a junior at Catholic High, is headed to DC on Friday, April 15, to represent Epilepsy Foundation Louisiana and the 90,000 people in the state living with epilepsy as the 2016 Teens Speak Up! advocate. He will join teens...