The End of Epilepsy Series

I hope you have enjoyed reading about “What is Epilepsy?” and of the Famous People that have or had suffered from Epilepsy. Sadly, we have come to the end of our “Epilepsy Series”. We now begin our “Dyslexia Series” so please enjoy reading.

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Epilepsy Series-Disabled Legend DJ Hapa

DJ Hapa was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 17, Hapa was initially told he would not be able to attend college due to his condition. He attended UCLA on a Regents scholarship and today is the executive director of the Scratch DJ Academy.

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Epilepsy Series-Disabled Legend Chanda Gunn

Chanda Gunn was born on 27 January, 1980 in Huntington Beach, California. Chanda Gunn is an American ice hockey player. Chanda Gunn won a bronze medal at the 2006 Winter Olympics. As a female athlete with temporal lobe epilepsy, Chanda Gunn faces each day with a zest for life and the determination to live each day to its fullest. Gunn has received numerous awards, she is the first player ever to be named a finalist for both the Patty Kazmaier Award for the nation’s best women’s college hockey player and the Humanitarian Award for college hockey’s finest citizen.

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Epilepsy Series-Disabled Legend Truman Capote

Truman Capote – born Truman Streckfus Persons in New Orleans, Louisiana was born on 30 September 1924 and died on 25 August 1984. Truman was an American writer whose stories, novels, plays, and non-fiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood. Capote once said, “I don’t care what anybody says about me, as long as it isn’t true”. John Knowles says that Capote “induced epilepsy himself by abusing his nervous system with drugs and booze” An autopsy showed Mr. Capote had an infection in his legs and signs of epilepsy, but no conclusive information was disclosed about the cause of the author’s death.

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Epilepsy Series-Disabled Legend Socrates

Socrates was born in 399 BCE and died in 470 BCE. Socrates was a Classical Greek philosopher. Socrates was best known for the creation of Socratic irony and the Socratic Method, or elenchus. Socrates developed the practice of a philosophical type of pedagogy, in which the teacher asks questions of the students to elicit the best answer, and fundamental insight, on the part of the student.

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