Founder of Purple Day for epilepsy worldwide
From: Nova Scotia, Canada
Diagnosed with epilepsy at age 7
“I would like to tell other people with epilepsy to remember that they are NEVER alone.”
Sports entertainer “Mighty” Mike Simmel suffered a seizure at camp as a teen, and later launched a campaign to raise awareness and “bounce out” epilepsy stigma for good
Former Member of the Harlem Wizards professional entertainment basketball team
Founder of LivingWellWithEpilepsy.com
Diagnosed with epilepsy at age 12
“The world is a little smaller now because of social media and we can benefit from that.”
CEO, Bender Consulting
Diagnosed with epilepsy at age 31
- Member and past Chair of Board of Directors of Epilepsy Foundation
- Former Chair of the Board of the American Association of People with Disabilities
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