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Hero: Jeremy Bignar

Jeremy Bignar, like a lot of people, knew nothing about epilepsy until about three years ago when he was on vacation and witnessed someone having a seizure at dinner. “It was frightening to watch,” says Jeremy, “it only lasted...

Hero: Leanne Junot

Leanne Junot has accomplished a lot so far during her first year in college. She has come to terms with her epilepsy, learned to live on her own, gained work experience and even made it to Ireland for a...

Hero: Sophia Hudnall

The Hudnall family was heading to church in their hometown of Alexandria, LA, in late 2011 when something unexpected happened. Sophia, at the time 4 years old, was having a seizure. “She was a totally healthy child. We were...

Hero: Hays Barrett

Nine year old Hays Barrett has no problem walking the halls of middle school, in fact he’s pretty confident, but he’s also careful because he knows there is a chance he could have a seizure. They happen on occasion...

Hero: Nora McCarstle

Nora McCarstle was recognized as Epilepsy Foundation Louisiana’s honoree at our 6th annual Seats for Seizures gala on October 18, 2015.  She has been a nurse in the Baton Rouge area for almost 30 years and in that time...

Hero: Thomas McCann

Three years ago, Thomas McCann, now 27, returned home to Florida after a year long trip through Europe and was gearing up to begin life in the real world when he had his first seizure in over a decade....

Hero: Lettie Bradford

Lettie Bradford is a very young 72, she walks two miles every day and keeps her grandson four days a week. After living most of her life with epilepsy she has spent the last decade seizure free and not...

Hero: April Jenkins

April Jenkins found out she had epilepsy five years ago at age 25. She had just graduated college and was prepared to tackle the real world head on.  She decided since she was already in a transitional period of...

Hero: Nathan Ballard

Nathan Ballard’s mom, like most mothers, was so nervous to send her only son off to college in another state last August. She worried about typical things, like making friends and doing homework, but she also worried about how...

Hero: Michelle Cader

Michelle Cader was working her way through college when she was diagnosed with epilepsy. For a time she wasn’t sure she would be able to do the things she had planned, but now she has everything she hoped she...