Share Your Seizure Story: Cora

Cora (right) and fellow camper, Macy, enjoying a day at EFGC’s Camp Blackhawk

Hi, my name is Cora Haworth. I am 13 years old and I have Epilepsy. I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 4 years old. Ever since birth, I always had trouble with sleep because of my epilepsy. I also have anxiety that gets in the way of me doing everyday things. For example, when I was little, I would freak out if I saw swings. I would scream and yell that all the kids on the swings were going to die, it got so extreme that my mom and dad had to avoid parks for a very long time. My epilepsy has also helped me meet new people. I now go to Camp Blackhawk each year where I meet other kids that have epilepsy, in this camp, we zipline and go to the pool. I have met new friends and have found my voice. Even though epilepsy has changed my life with me having anxiety and not being able to sleep, it has allowed me to find myself, epilepsy and all.

One thought on “Share Your Seizure Story: Cora

  1. Kyle Parker says:

    That is a great story Cora! I too think epilepsy has allowed me to find myself. Even though having epilepsy is challenging, I think it makes us stronger people in the end. ????

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