Jennifer’s Story

By: Jennifer Sherry

My epilepsy was caused by viral encephalitis when I was 15. I am now 42 years old, and I receive disability benefits. I worked till 2011, when I began having seizures daily. I can’t have brain surgery, but I have a VNS device.

I am a big epilepsy advocate. I have been to many epilepsy conferences, including CURE’s Day of Science. The information I received about CURE research is incredible. I believe knowledge is power, and one day there will be a cure for epilepsy.