notable people with epilepsy

Posted by lsittll @lsittll, Jun 2 4:31pm

I read in an earlier Epilepsy Foundation newsletter and elsewhere that several well known persons with epilepsy. Charles Dickens, George Gershwin,
Edgar Allen Poe, Elton John, Prince, Danny Glover, Neil Young, Socrates, Julius Caesar, Pope Pius IX, Julius Caesar, Socrates and Theodore Roosevelt have/have had it, Even Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and Alfred Nobel had epilepsy. How about that?

Thanks for providing such an interesting list, @lsittll! I had no idea that all of these people had epilepsy. It shows that intellect and creativity can co-exist with epilepsy!

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The literature also shows that Socrates would not let his epilepsy get in the way of his life. That is me for sure! I have had many trials with my epilepsy for 53 years and in life in general,l , I only persist. I let NOTHING interfere with my life!

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@lsittll

The literature also shows that Socrates would not let his epilepsy get in the way of his life. That is me for sure! I have had many trials with my epilepsy for 53 years and in life in general,l , I only persist. I let NOTHING interfere with my life!

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I appreciate you sharing both your information as well as your attitude, @lsittll!

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Any time @hopeful. I just am someone who does not give up. People say to me, "Laurie how do you do it?'. For some reason or other I just brush things a side. Things happen,they happen, I cannot control them. Sure I do get discouraged in between but somehow or other I do not give up!

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In a book, I'm reading about a man with epilepsy he said that after recovering from a seizure he would be more mentally alert and creative. During his college days, he could accomplish a lot after seizure recovery. I'm just wondering if anyone else with epilepsy has had that experience?

@caseybach @jakedduck1 @patrassi @crstyday40 @dawn_giacabazi @mmas @frosty27 @momofconcern @gimmegum @mmaryemc

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