Jamin and Jaycie
Kids Making A Difference

Jamin and Jacie's Story

Our 16-year-old brother, Jarin, has had epilepsy since he was 1.5 years old. We have had to get help for him when he has had a seizure. We remind him to take his medicine. We also stay home with him if our parents have to go somewhere, so he is not alone. Sometimes it can be hard when our parents are so focused on him because of his epilepsy.

Why is it important to participate in events?
Jamin and Jaycie: We feel it is important for brothers and sisters to participate because epilepsy affects our whole family, not just our brother, Jarin. We have done many epilepsy walks. In April, we joined him at the National Walk for Epilepsy and Teens Speak Up (TSU) in Washington, D.C.

Why do you help your brother?
Jamin and Jaycie: Helping our brother makes us feel good and like there is something we can do for him, since we can't cure it or make epilepsy go away for him. Also, we have had to watch him have seizures, turn purple, and get help for him. This is very scary for us, yet we now know how to help others with epilepsy.