“I’ve had seizures since I was 12 years old, and over the past few years they had been getting worse. My doctor put me on the seizure medication Dilantin to help me get things under control, but then over a period of time I found out that when you take that medication if affects your calcium and your teeth and gums. I looked into getting dentures, like a lot of people on that medication needed to do, and to get them on my own it would’ve taken me 2 or 3 years to save up the money. But with the Epilepsy Foundation they helped me get them in about 3 months. It was fantastic, and they helped me through the entire process. Not only did they help me fix my teeth, but they comforted me and gave me a support system when I was going through everything.

I recently found out my granddaughter also gets seizures, and I told my daughter to talk to the Epilepsy Foundation for help. They have so many programs and they can help you get the medication you need and give you a community to support you. Here, look at this picture. This is my family, and they’ll tell you that this is the first time in years that I smiled in a picture. The Epilepsy Foundation didn’t just help me and support me… they gave me my smile back.”

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