December 2, 2016

Changing Minds While Learning to Live With Epilepsy

By Ali Skahan

When Tehya Mrotek had a seizure for the first time in class six years ago, she wasn’t the only one caught off guard by it. It wasn't until Tehya’s seizure that her high school realized they weren’t familiar with epilepsy, nor were they equipped to administer seizure first-aid. With the help of Mayo Clinic, Tehya’s care team was able to provide treatment to diminish the frequency of her seizures. As a result of her condition, not only had all of Tehya’s teachers and administrators become proficient in epilepsy education, but the town of Stewartville had received certification as a Seizure Smart Community from the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota within three years.

Tags: Brain & Nervous System, Uncategorized, Visiting Mayo Clinic

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