Seizing Life

Seizing Life

Seizing Life, a CURE Epilepsy podcast hosted by Kelly Cervantes, aims to inspire empathy & give hope as we search for a cure for epilepsy. Together, we can find a cure. We can seize life.

Episodes

May 12, 2021 24 min

Lauren Panco was in the prime of her life, building a career with a fast-growing company, and moving toward a promising future when she was suddenly struck with seizures.

The post Finding Balance: Managing Epilepsy and Work appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

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Elissa Moore recounts her son Cormac’s journey to a diagnosis and details the challenges they encountered in pursuit of the right treatment for his epilepsy.

The post A Mother’s Determination: Advocating for Your Child’s Epilepsy Care appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

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Author and journalist Liane Kupferberg Carter speaks to us about her journey raising a son with a dual diagnosis of autism and epilepsy.

The post Raising A Child with Both Autism and Epilepsy appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

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College students Emma Cardwell and Nathan Bliss discuss their experiences growing up with a sibling who has epilepsy.

The post Growing Up Alongside a Sibling with Epilepsy appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

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March 17, 2021 25 min

Alek Stewart has lived with seizures since he was a teenager. But a sudden and dramatic increase in frequency caused Alek and his wife Brittany to make adjustments to their daily lives, and inspired them to create a community, build

The post Community, Fatherhood, and Seizures appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

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March 3, 2021 24 min

We talk to Angie Froehlich about parenting a teenage daughter living with epilepsy.

The post Helping Your Teen Navigate Epilepsy appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

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A newly diagnosed patient educates herself on epilepsy to advocate for the treatment and therapy that works best for her.

The post Epilepsy Advocacy and Education: Determining The Care You Need appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

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February 3, 2021 28 min

We revisit just a few of the amazing conversations from 2020. From growing up with epilepsy to an Army Captain’s battle with PTE, examining the epilepsy/mental health connection and finding hope in genetic research, Seizing Life spoke with a number

The post The Best of Seizing Life 2020 appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

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In the finale of our 4-part series exploring the drug development process, we get the patient perspective on participating in clinical trials.

The post Epilepsy Drug Development: Clinical Trials – A Patient’s Perspective appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

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In the third of our 4-part series exploring the drug development process, we share what patients should  know about participating in clinical trials.

The post Epilepsy Drug Development: How Patients Can Make An Impact appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

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December 16, 2020 29 min

In the second of our 4-part series exploring the drug development process, we take a deep dive into the clinical trial phases.

The post Epilepsy Drug Development: Clinical Trials appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

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In the first of a 4-part series about new drug development and clinical trial participation, we explain the complex process starting with basic research through pre-clinical trials.

The post Epilepsy Drug Development: The Journey Begins appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

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Mike Coburn of Research!America shares insights on the near- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on epilepsy research and the research community at large.

The post The Impact of COVID-19 on Epilepsy Research appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

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Former U.S. Army Captain Patrick Horan and his wife Patty discuss how post traumatic epilepsy (PTE), severely impacted his recovery from a devastating war wound.

The post A Veteran’s Battle with Post Traumatic Epilepsy appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

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On this episode of Seizing Life, Libby Boyce and Jessica Brandes, two mothers who each lost a son to SUDEP,  Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, discuss transforming tragedy and grief into action.

The post Speaking Up About SUDEP: Two Mothers’ Stories appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

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Kelly and Miguel Cervantes discuss coping with the impacts and challenges of parenting a child with special needs in a never-seen episode recorded in November 2018.

The post Mourning Your Idealized Life: Resilience, Love and Acceptance appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

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September 10, 2020 17 min

What you should know about brain surgery for epilepsy from both the patient and physician perspective.

The post Seizing Life Highlights: Epilepsy Surgery appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

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Seizures explained simply. Explore how they happen, why they look different from person to person, and why different treatments options work for different people.

The post All About Seizures: How Understanding Informs Treatment appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

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After a military training accident, doctors worked tirelessly to fix this Marine’s hand. But the bigger consequence, the risk of post-traumatic epilepsy, went unnoticed.

The post The “Invisible” Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

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