My goal is to remove stigmas and educate through age-appropriate (and clean) humour from first-hand accounts. Each speech includes an educational component about seizures and/or brain tumours.
Here’s my list of *seizure and brain tumour topics:
- Seizures, Brain Tumours, and High School:
- A comedic account of how life can change overnight.
- Seizures and Middle School:
- A semi-humorous and educational, “What to do.”
- Seizures and Small Towns:
- An educational and humorous session for small towns from a former small town girl. Some topics include: coping with seizures, dealing with doctor shortages, talking to doctors about rescue medications, and importance of a “seizure team.”
- Seizures and Post-Secondary Education:
- A humorous and educational session about life not always going as planned. And that’s why I’m not a lawyer.
- Seizures, Brain Tumours, and the Media:
- A session about the fear of imperfection and judgment.
- Losing Your License:
- Learning to thriving despite not being able to drive
- Seizures and Sports Education: “Can you hold my Ativan during my skating performance?”
- Ideal for coaches and members of the sports community. Session covers topics such as seizure education, proper recording and reporting of seizures, responsible medication handling, and fairness in sport.
- Seizures on Set:
- An ideal session for film crews, casting directors, and actors who encounter someone on set having a seizure. This covers seizure protocol, staying calm on a crowded set, and other topics.
- My Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) Experience:
- An educational and humorous session about my EMU experience. What to expect from check-in to check-out.
- Seizures in Hollywood:
- A session for film crews considering a seizure component in their production. Covering topics such as seizure education, Q & A about seizure scenes, and the dangers of sensationalizing.
- Living Alone With Seizures:
- In this educational and humorous session, we cover living alone safely, staying healthy, and personal tips and tricks.
*It’s important to note not all seizures are classified as epilepsy.