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Epilepsy Advocate

Epilepsy Advocate Radio


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Epilepsy Advocate Radio is one of the many resources offered by Epilepsy Advocate—a community of people and their families living with epilepsy. Epilepsy Advocate Radio provides inspirational stories and commentary from people living with epilepsy in a series of individual interviews, led by Epilepsy Advocate Chris Maxwell. The second season of Epilepsy Advocate Radio will focus on an important theme, “OK is Not Good Enough!” meaning that people living with epilepsy should feel like they are working with their doctor to do everything possible, and get the best support, to reach epilepsy independence and achieve their goals. For questions and comments about Epilepsy Advocate Radio or to submit future show ideas please email For more information about Epilepsy Advocate, go to or find us on Facebook:

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Epilepsy Advocate Chris M. introduces the second season of Epilepsy Advocate Radio. Chris will talk to two Epilepsy Advocates and an epileptologist who will discuss how striving for optimal seizure control makes it possible to live beyond... more

Alyssa K. recently graduated from community college and is now attending a four year university. In high school, Alyssa was experiencing seizures and was not ready to move away from home to attend college. Alyssa decided that her... more

Heather E., a busy wife, mother and scholar, has overcome many challenges to get where she is today in her seizure freedom. Heather shares her journey and how she lives beyond the boundaries of epilepsy everyday. Just... more

Chris M. interviews Dr. Cantrell, an epileptologist at the North Texas Neuroscience Center in Dallas. Dr. Cantrell shares encouragement on how you can become an empowered patient to get the most out of your medical care... more

LaKeisha P. has overcome some major obstacles. As a young woman, LaKeisha got into a serious car accident and learned she had epilepsy. She couldn’t work because of her injuries, and as a result lost her house. After recovering,... more

Epilepsy Advocate Radio host Chris M. interviews Tib Holland, Director of Development at Canine Assistants, a non-profit that provides seizure-response dogs to deserving people living with epilepsy to help them live independently.... more

Epilepsy Advocate Amy W. shares her family’s story of how a very special dog named Lucia helps her eleven-year-old son, Spencer live more independently with epilepsy.

Epilepsy Advocate Chris M. previews the “Real Challenges and Real Successes” show, which highlights the obstacles people have faced when diagnosed with epilepsy and real life success stories. Chris M., Epilepsy Advocate Living with... more

At 40 years old, Epilepsy Advocate Marla H. was already experiencing multiple life challenges. She was unhappy with her marriage and contemplating divorce, raising three teenagers and pursuing her undergraduate degree... more

Epilepsy Advocate Rick S. was diagnosed with epilepsy during his first year of college – a time when most young people are beginning to assert their independence. Instead, Rick struggled with how to cope with an epilepsy... more