Claire Duclos

Personally affected by epilepsy

When were you or your family member first diagnosed, and what were your thoughts after the diagnosis?: I was 2 when I was first diagnosed. I was too little to remember those thoughts.

What is the hardest part about having epilepsy?: For me, it is having my independence taken away.

What is one of your greatest successes despite having epilepsy?: I went to college and got an A in college level math.

How do you manage your epilepsy?: With medicine.

What advice do you have for people who are newly diagnosed?: Enjoy life as much as you can.

What do you want others to know about epilepsy?: It can be life threatening