Epilepsy Foundation

Jason Snelling Speaks About Epilepsy

The Atlanta Falcon's, Jason Snelling, talks about having epilepsy and 'Know the Difference'-- the Epilepsy Foundation's African American Initiative.

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Comment by Sonja L Alexander on February 7, 2013 at 8:47am

Thank Jason for speaking out about epilepsy

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Comment by Summer on December 21, 2010 at 12:00am

different if u make $$$$$. u r very good at your job

Comment by Claudia Woodruff on December 7, 2010 at 6:44pm
Thank you for speaking up about your experience with epilepsy and our need to talk about seizures instead of being silent about them. You are a blessing to the millions of people with epilepsy and their loved ones. Every time you tell someone your story you help us all. Education is the key.
Thank you,
Claudia M. Woodruff
Comment by Rosemary Clark on October 23, 2010 at 10:23am
Hey Jason It's great that you are such a great advocate for Epilepsy...unfortunately it seems that the only ppl that are educated or being educated on epilepsy are the ppl that have it or that deal with on a daily basis i.e. son, daughter, family member etc......the ppl that need to be educated about it are the teachers, coaches, employers, that will be dealing with our children or family members in the future...especially coaches that don't give a child a chance or mentally abuse them and remind them everyday that they are not like everyone else...or they "don't learn like the others" because of short'-term memory loss.....some of these children, have GREAT talents that never get to be taken advantage of and are pushed to the back because of a disability that is so misunderstood" I have a daughter that has played softball all of her life (pitcher, short stop) she endured mental abuse from coaches to the point that she wanted to quit, and at one point because of the stress wanted to "quit life" as she put it....she was told she would never go to college much less ever get a scholarship because she was not smart enough.she has been accused of "using" the E to get special attention.....she graduated high school last year and is not attending a JUCO with a full scholarship in softball... she has always been a fighter and still is.she has never asked to be treated differently ..even now because of the ignorance or lack of understanding from coaches when she "forgets" something or misses an instruction (even though she can't help it) she takes her punishment with her head held high..only to be knocked down mentally and repeatedly reminded that she's not like the others....so plz take into consideration when you are speaking to ppl about E....Talk to the ppl that should be making a difference in our childrens lives
Comment by Mary Lou Connolly on October 9, 2010 at 2:57pm
Thanks for all you do Jason. Good luck this season...Atlanta is my nat'l conference pick to make it to the Superbowl!
Comment by Jill on October 7, 2010 at 11:40am
Thank you Jason for sharing your story with the world ,if more professinals came forward epilepsy would be socially excepted.

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