100 episodes

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.

Seizing Life CURE Epilepsy

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 49 Ratings

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.

    A Mother Shares her Daughter’s Journey from Infantile Spasms to Brain Surgery

    A Mother Shares her Daughter’s Journey from Infantile Spasms to Brain Surgery

    In support of Infantile Spasms Awareness week , Monica Diaz-Greco shares her daughter’s epilepsy journey from initial onset and diagnosis of infantile spasms through a VNS implant and brain surgery.

    • 32 min
    The Impact of Epilepsy and Seizures on Cognition and Memory

    The Impact of Epilepsy and Seizures on Cognition and Memory

    This week on Seizing Life® we speak with neurologist Dr. Alice Lam about the potential impacts of seizures on cognition and memory. We discuss both the possible short-term and long-term effects of epilepsy on cognition and memory, and the differering

    • 35 min
    A Marine Explains the Value of Receiving An Accurate Epilepsy Diagnosis A Decade Late

    A Marine Explains the Value of Receiving An Accurate Epilepsy Diagnosis A Decade Late

    This week on Seizing Life® former Marine Captain Jack Somers shares his long and sometimes frustrating  journey to an epilepsy diagnosis, after living for more than a decade with a diagnosis of “generalized seizure disorder”.

    • 34 min
    Remembering a Brother Lost to SUDEP and Finding Hope in Community

    Remembering a Brother Lost to SUDEP and Finding Hope in Community

    CURE Epilepsy Board Member Hannah Whitten shares her experiences growing up with a brother with epilepsy and the tragedy of losing him to SUDEP.

    • 24 min
    Celebrating 100 episodes: Community, Impact, and Hope

    Celebrating 100 episodes: Community, Impact, and Hope

    Guest host David Axelrod interviews Seizing Life host Kelly Cervantes about turning her epilepsy experience into advocacy, hope, and scientific advances.

    • 36 min
    Working to Overcome Disparities in Epilepsy Care in the Hispanic Community

    Working to Overcome Disparities in Epilepsy Care in the Hispanic Community

    This week we talk to Dr. Refugio Sepulveda about challenges faced by the Hispanic community in accessing quality epilepsy care and learn about a program aimed at addressing these issues.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

StertheKerr ,

You were a beacon of light and hope during a very dark time.

You both have changed our lives for the better by sharing your journey with your beautiful daughter. We were devastated when our daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy. You both open up your lives to help others was the beacon of light we were desperately looking for. I could never express our appreciation in words how grateful we are to you and the work you are doing. Thank you! Thank you for being the voice for those who live with epilepsy.💜

Realtor_Mom ,

Great information!

Thank you for this continued information! We need all the information about epilepsy. Not enough information out there and surprisingly...even in the medical field!

Domanders ,

A Much Needed Podcast

I love the informative and honest information in Seizing Life. As a parent to a child who has seizures, this is the first resource that makes me feel like we're not alone in this journey.

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