Nine year old Erin experienced her first seizure when just one-year old, but her epilepsy wasn’t actually diagnosed until 5 years later. “It was in the swimming pool during my lesson. I don’t remember what happened but my mom says I just stopped and the lifeguard sat me on the edge
of the pool.”
Erin is an active bundle of red hair and freckles who enjoys skiing, swimming and dance.
She has just begun Grade 4 and has ambitions to be a teacher, like her mom Michelle. There is every reason to believe that Erin will fulfill her goal.With the support of her family, Erin has chosen to educate others about epilepsy by sharing her story with students at schools in her region.
Today, with the help of doctors at McMaster University Hospital, medication and the support of her family, Erin has been seizure-free since Christmas Eve 2013. “I was completely frozen”, she says of that experience. “When I came out of (the seizure), I had a horrible headache, my brain really hurt,
but I didn’t have to go to the hospital.”