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My name is McKenzie and the first time I remember being introduced to epilepsy, I was 5 years old. I noticed something was off about my mom and ever since then I've grown in my knowledge of the neurological disorder that she lives with every single day. I have witnessed her falling, the bruises and cuts she gets, the things she forgets, and I have even had to save her life. In 2016 my mom and I were out by our pool and she was laying on a float in the pool and I heard her get in the water. I looked up to check on her and she was face down in the water having a seizure. I was up and in the pool holding her head above water in less than a second. I was alone with no help to get her out but I managed. In this moment, I realized how big of a deal epilepsy is. My mom was diagnosed with epilepsy as just a baby and has grown up with it all her life. I've seen first hand how each seizure has impacted her cognitive ability and how seizures have affected her physically and emotionally. I know my mom wishes she could do the things that we easily take for granted, such as driving. Along with many others, I hope that one day scientists can find a cure for epilepsy or improve in the areas of treatment of this neurological disorder.
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