Epilepsy Triumphs

Epilepsy Talk

You can either become a victim of epilepsy and let epilepsy take over your life.

Or you can simply say,“I have epilepsy”and decide your own fate.

Twenty-four years ago, Markwas an active-duty U.S. Marine when he suffered from several seizures that resulted in a diagnosis of epilepsy.

His Marine Corps career ended with a medical discharge.

“My life was a tough road those days,”he says.

Today, he is a triathlete who has triumphed over epilepsy.

Hehas risen to the famous Ironman WorldChampionshipswhich consists of a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112-mile bike race, culminating in a 26.2-mile run.

Chanda Gunnis the U.S. women’s hockey team’s last line of defense.

The starting goaltender, who was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 9, faces life the way she faces shooters on the ice: with no fear.

Gunn doesn’t consider herself a hero because she plays the most difficult…

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