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Rhyannan's Epilepsy Story
Rhyannan and her mum were on their way to get Rhyannan’s learners permit when she was 16-years-old when she suddenly had a seizure.
“I have no family history of epilepsy, so it really was a shock,” says Rhyannan.
As it turns out, Rhyannan’s epilepsy was triggered by scar tissue in her brain from when she was sick as a child.
“Shortly after that first seizure, I was diagnosed with epilepsy and I have been seizing every day since.”
Now 29, and living in Emerald, Rhyannan is a single mum to her two sons.
“It is so hard because these seizures take the life out of you. I ring and speak with the team at Epilepsy Queensland a lot because having support is so important. Not many people know anything about epilepsy even though it is a serious health condition which can be debilitating.”
Rhyannan continues: “I just wish people knew more. I really want to spread awareness so everyone can understand the effect that it not only has on your brain, but on your life.”
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