47 episodes

Seizing Life, a CURE 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

    • Medicine
    • 4.8, 34 Ratings

Seizing Life, a CURE 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.

    The “Invisible” Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury

    The “Invisible” Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury

    After a military training accident, doctors worked tirelessly to fix this Marine’s hand. But the bigger consequence, the risk of post-traumatic epilepsy, went unnoticed.

    • 27 min
    Seeing the Whole Person: Disability, Race, and Healthcare

    Seeing the Whole Person: Disability, Race, and Healthcare

    Sherri Brady tells us about the challenges of navigating the healthcare system as a black woman with a daughter who suffers from a rare neurological disorder.

    • 26 min
    It’s Personal: Christin Godale’s Path to Epilepsy Research

    It’s Personal: Christin Godale’s Path to Epilepsy Research

    PhD candidate and aspiring epilepsy researcher Christin Godale shares her journey from hiding her epilepsy to becoming an advocate and pursuing a career in neuroscience.

    • 25 min
    Growing Up and Gaining Independence with Epilepsy

    Growing Up and Gaining Independence with Epilepsy

    Talks between parents and children with epilepsy can be fraught with concerns and clashes over health, social life, and independence. This mother-daughter duo discusses how to communicate productively.

    • 24 min
    Epilepsy and Mental Health: What You Should Know

    Epilepsy and Mental Health: What You Should Know

    The connection between epilepsy and mental health issues is well-established, but is not often addressed during initial diagnosis or evaluated throughout the course of treatment. In this episode, learn how you can approach these conversations with your doctor.

    • 28 min
    Seizure Tracker™: Empowering the Community With Data

    Seizure Tracker™: Empowering the Community With Data

    Seizure Tracker is a free app that empowers patients to take an active role in their epilepsy management while making a positive impact on the community at large.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

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.

Reginald Denny ,

Epilepsy and genetics

I have loved all these podcast episodes, and especially enjoyed the latest on epilepsy and genetics. My son has SCN8A epilepsy (IS, tonic seizures, developmental delays) and I was so excited to hear Dr. Millichap mention SCN8A on the episode. There are still only about 300 cases diagnosed worldwide and many neurologists are still not even familiar with it. I’m a parent volunteer for The Cute Syndrome Foundation, which raises funds and awareness for our SCN8A community. I shared your podcast with the foundation because I know lots of the other parents would enjoy it!

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