Advocating for Epilepsy with Alyssa

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Photo by Jack Hartzman photography.

Epilepsy News From:

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Alyssa Call recently advocated for those living with epilepsy in Washington, D.C., as a representative from the Epilepsy Foundation of Utah for the 2017 Teens Speak Up! and Public Policy Institute conference. As a Teens Speak Up! participant, Alyssa met with Sens. Orrin Hatch and Mike Lee as well as Reps Chris Stewart, Jason Chaffetz, and Rob Bishop.

During her visit, 15-year-old Alyssa shared a video she created about her life with epilepsy and how to safely respond to someone having a seizure. She also reminded legislators that, although she lives with seizures, she’s still just like everyone else.

It’s important to remember the seizure doesn’t define the person. Epilepsy isn’t some unusual disease. After all, anyone with a brain can have a seizure.

Alyssa will show her video at the Epilepsy Foundation of Utah's Warriors of Epilepsy 2017 Gala on April 22. Watch Alyssa's video below and visit the Teens Speak Up! homepage to learn more about this year’s conference and view photos of all the teens.

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