US News Article – Educating the Public about Epilepsy

There was an article that came out recently on US News and World Report called Epilepsy 101: Living With Seizures.

I am very happy that they decided to do the article.  It talks about one specific person’s struggle with epilepsy and the story helps illustrate some basic information about the condition.  More articles by reputable newspapers such as US News are needed to help get rid of this stigma and misinformation.  Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that does not have a cure.  Maybe if more people understood it, then they would be willing to fund institutions attempting to find a cure.


Dream shattered for boy collecting bottles for special trip

Global News

Watch the video above: Recyclables stolen from boy with cystic fibrosis

SASKATOON – A Saskatoon boy who had been collecting bottles to save for a dream trip with his grandparents had his dream shattered on Friday when all his bottles were stolen.

Hudson Marchewka, 16, has lived with autism and epilepsy his whole life. On top of that, he was recently diagnosed with cystic fibrosis and although his family works tirelessly to provide him with a good life, they recently needed help.

“He got his wish through the Wish Foundation, which I am so thankful for. He wanted to go to Thomas Land in the United Kingdom,” said Mimi Marchewka, his mother.

Hudson loves trains, so Thomas Land was the perfect destination. Though more than anything, he wanted his grandparents to come with him.

“The Wish Foundation couldn’t pay that part, and we understood that, [but] we’re a one income…

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Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr

Remembering Martin Luther King, Jr.

This is his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,400 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 40 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Epilepsy affects many returning war veterans

As a tribute to Veteran’s day and Epilepsy Awareness month, I will use the following article created by to help uncover an important fact.  Many veterans return from war with battlefield injuries.  However, these injuries may result in epilepsy later in life.  According to,

“We think that it’s approximately up to 20 percent of veterans are coming back with a traumatic brain injury,” said Dr. Christine Baca, VA West Los Angeles Medical Center. “Traumatic brain injury is a risk factor for developing epilepsy and seizures.”

For the full article, please click on the link below:

Epilepsy affects many returning war veterans.

This link is just the video part of the article:

Epilepsy affects many returning war veterans as result of traumatic brain injury (Video)