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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, 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.

Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

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.

Language:

English

Contact:

312-255-1801


Episodes

From Epilepsy Researcher to Epilepsy Patient: A New Perspective

7/21/2021
Today on Seizing Life, we speak with epilepsy researcher, educator, and patient Dr. Steve White. Dr. White has been involved in the field of epilepsy research for over 40 years, is a former CURE Epilepsy grant recipient, and is a The post From Epilepsy Researcher to Epilepsy Patient: A New Perspective appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:28:35

Infantile Spasms: Awareness, Observation, and Intervention

7/7/2021
A mother’s awareness of infantile spasms and persistence contributes to a positive outcome for her daughter. The post Infantile Spasms: Awareness, Observation, and Intervention appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:22:49

Living and Thriving with Epilepsy

6/23/2021
Epilepsy patient, counselor, and author Jon Sadler discusses living with epilepsy for more than 50 years and how his experiences have shaped his perspective on epilepsy and informed his efforts to become a counselor and help fellow patients and caregivers. The post Living and Thriving with Epilepsy appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:27:06

After SUDEP: A Journey of Grief and Hope

6/9/2021
After the loss of his fiancé to SUDEP, Geoff Applegate a single-parent was left coping with his own grief while also learning how to help his young son understand the loss of his mother. The post After SUDEP: A Journey of Grief and Hope appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:21:57

Epilepsy Education and Seizure Safety in Schools

5/26/2021
When Paul St. Pierre encountered a lack of understanding of epilepsy at his school, he and his mother, Colleen, took action to ensure that all schools in the state of New Jersey were educated on epilepsy and seizure safety. The post Epilepsy Education and Seizure Safety in Schools appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:22:50

Finding Balance: Managing Epilepsy and Work

5/12/2021
Lauren Panco was in the prime of her life, building a career with a fast-growing company, and moving toward a promising future when she was suddenly struck with seizures. The post Finding Balance: Managing Epilepsy and Work appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:24:23

A Mother’s Determination: Advocating for Your Child’s Epilepsy Care

4/28/2021
Elissa Moore recounts her son Cormac’s journey to a diagnosis and details the challenges they encountered in pursuit of the right treatment for his epilepsy. The post A Mother’s Determination: Advocating for Your Child’s Epilepsy Care appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:27:05

Raising A Child with Both Autism and Epilepsy

4/14/2021
Author and journalist Liane Kupferberg Carter speaks to us about her journey raising a son with a dual diagnosis of autism and epilepsy. The post Raising A Child with Both Autism and Epilepsy appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:27:08

Growing Up Alongside a Sibling with Epilepsy

3/31/2021
College students Emma Cardwell and Nathan Bliss discuss their experiences growing up with a sibling who has epilepsy. The post Growing Up Alongside a Sibling with Epilepsy appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:25:11

Community, Fatherhood, and Seizures

3/17/2021
Alek Stewart has lived with seizures since he was a teenager. But a sudden and dramatic increase in frequency caused Alek and his wife Brittany to make adjustments to their daily lives, and inspired them to create a community, build The post Community, Fatherhood, and Seizures appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:25:45

Helping Your Teen Navigate Epilepsy

3/3/2021
We talk to Angie Froehlich about parenting a teenage daughter living with epilepsy. The post Helping Your Teen Navigate Epilepsy appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:24:41

Epilepsy Advocacy and Education: Determining The Care You Need

2/17/2021
A newly diagnosed patient educates herself on epilepsy to advocate for the treatment and therapy that works best for her. The post Epilepsy Advocacy and Education: Determining The Care You Need appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:22:30

The Best of Seizing Life 2020

2/3/2021
We revisit just a few of the amazing conversations from 2020. From growing up with epilepsy to an Army Captain’s battle with PTE, examining the epilepsy/mental health connection and finding hope in genetic research, Seizing Life spoke with a number The post The Best of Seizing Life 2020 appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:28:30

Epilepsy Drug Development: Clinical Trials – A Patient’s Perspective

1/20/2021
In the finale of our 4-part series exploring the drug development process, we get the patient perspective on participating in clinical trials. The post Epilepsy Drug Development: Clinical Trials – A Patient’s Perspective appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:26:58

Epilepsy Drug Development: How Patients Can Make An Impact

1/6/2021
In the third of our 4-part series exploring the drug development process, we share what patients should know about participating in clinical trials. The post Epilepsy Drug Development: How Patients Can Make An Impact appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:27:06

Epilepsy Drug Development: Clinical Trials

12/16/2020
In the second of our 4-part series exploring the drug development process, we take a deep dive into the clinical trial phases. The post Epilepsy Drug Development: Clinical Trials appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:29:15

Epilepsy Drug Development: The Journey Begins

12/2/2020
In the first of a 4-part series about new drug development and clinical trial participation, we explain the complex process starting with basic research through pre-clinical trials. The post Epilepsy Drug Development: The Journey Begins appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:27:21

The Impact of COVID-19 on Epilepsy Research

11/18/2020
Mike Coburn of Research!America shares insights on the near- and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on epilepsy research and the research community at large. The post The Impact of COVID-19 on Epilepsy Research appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:27:04

A Veteran’s Battle with Post Traumatic Epilepsy

11/4/2020
Former U.S. Army Captain Patrick Horan and his wife Patty discuss how post traumatic epilepsy (PTE), severely impacted his recovery from a devastating war wound. The post A Veteran’s Battle with Post Traumatic Epilepsy appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:25:40

Speaking Up About SUDEP: Two Mothers’ Stories

10/21/2020
On this episode of Seizing Life, Libby Boyce and Jessica Brandes, two mothers who each lost a son to SUDEP, Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, discuss transforming tragedy and grief into action. The post Speaking Up About SUDEP: Two Mothers’ Stories appeared first on CURE Epilepsy.

Duration:00:32:37