This is the personal story of Ann shared through our web to explain to the world her fight against epilepsy

In Canada alone, an average of 42 people a day learn that they have Epilepsy and over 50 million people worldwide suffer from the disorder. I can say that I Beat Epilepsy. It was 6:30 AM on December 03, 2002. I remember being wheeled down the hall at the University of Alberta Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada by the porter, with the silence it felt like we were the only ones in the building. You could hear a pin drop.

Left Selective Amygdalohippocampectomy is the surgery I was about to undergo; the left parahippocampal gyrus, left amygdala and left hippo-campus were removed; structures within the left temporal lobe. I had 6 seizures 2 days before the surgery and I have not had one since. I had lived with epilepsy for almost 20 years of my life and that was about to change. My seizures were so bad, that when I was three years old that my whole right side became paralyzed, I was like that for a year before slowly coming out of it. Doctors told my parents that I would never be right-handed, have speech impediments etc. Well, I proved them wrong…. I am right handed and speak extremely well, just ask my teachers!

Since my surgery, I have accomplished some amazing tasks in my life. I have written two books, was asked to be a Canadian Advocate for Epilepsy in 2012 and have been a motivational speaker for over 10 years. Helping others is my passion, my calling. I want to help educate others internationally and locally from a patient’s point of view, help them understand that they are not alone when it comes to living with epilepsy.

Speaking at medical conferences has been my goal for the past few years, I feel that letting medical professionals know what surgery was like, from a patients perspective, is very important and helpful to them in several aspects. I have spoken at 4 medical conferences in the past 5 years; Baltimore, USA – Chicago, USA – Madrid, Spain and this past November I was a Keynote Speaker at the Epilepsy and Brain Disorder Conference in Cape Town, South Africa. My next scheduled speech is in Auckland, New Zealand this coming August. I am grateful that my story wants to be heard, that I am hopefully making a difference in the utmost positive way.

“If this device was available back when I was having seizures I would have definitely wanted to tried it.”

Epilepsy is a disorder that I feel needs to be talked about and I am the person to do just that. My website is www.ibeatepilepsy.com

I love connecting with others that deal with Epilepsy in their lives, or those that have beat it like myself. We need to remember that support and having others understand our condition is huge…. we are people too, we just have a few glitches here and there. If this device was available back when I was having seizures I would have definitely wanted to tried it.

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    mjn-SERAS is a medical device with CE marking according to the European Directive 93/42/EEC and the Royal Decree RD. 1591/2009.
    Contraindications: Do not use the product if you suffer from an infection in the ear canal or if you suffer from a skin lesion in the vicinity of the product's area of influence.
    Considerations: This medical product works with an APP only on Android phones. The results tested are 96% sensitivity and 94% specificity.
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    El próximo sábado 21 de noviembre a las 4 de la tarde, podrás conocer de primera mano nuestro producto: mjn-SERAS.
    mjn-SERAS es un producto sanitario que lanza una señal de aviso cuando el riesgo de crisis de epilepsia es elevado, a la persona afectada y a sus contactos de confianza.

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      mjn-SERAS es un producto sanitario con marcado CE conforme a la Directiva Europea 93/42/EEC y el Real Decreto RD. 1591/2009.
      Contraindicaciones: No usar el producto en caso de padecer una infección en el canal auditivo o en caso de padecer una lesión cutánea en las proximidades del área de influencia del producto.
      Consideraciones: Este producto sanitario funciona con una APP solo en teléfonos Android. Los resultados testeados son 96% de sensibilidad y 94% de especificidad.
      CPSP20103CAT.