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Andrea VonMarkle arrived in Madison by helicopter ambulance 2 years ago, her life hanging in the balance. One month earlier she'd been a healthy 21-year-old juggling community college, waitressing, and weightlifting at a local gym. But after several weeks of feeling vaguely ill and forgetful, she was struck by a terrifying crisis.

On New Year's Eve, VonMarkle's aunt had returned to the home they shared in northern Michigan to find her niece in trouble. "The door was open, and our dog was running down the street," VonMarkle says of the scene that greeted her aunt. "I just kept saying, ‘I don't know what's going on, and I don't know why I don't know.’" Then she started seizing.

Angels Of Epilepsy Thanks The Many That Joined Us On July 25th!

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AOE's Virtual Discussion For Minority Mental Health Awareness & Epilepsy

Angels Of Epilepsy Charity and Advocacy would like to thank everyone that joined "AOE's Virtual Discussion For Mental Health Awareness and Epilepsy" on July 25th! We were so excited about the many survivors, parents, caregivers, and even some doctors that joined this discussion!

We greatly appreciate our panelists - Tiffany Graham, Derra Howard, and Luana Garrison - that participated in this discussion to share their life experience related to mental health and epilepsy.

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By: Lance Fogan, MD

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The United Kingdom’s (UK) charity for young people with epilepsy, YOUNG EPILEPSY, evaluated the difficulties under lockdown for the 112,000 young people with epilepsy. I would extrapolate these difficulties to the general epilepsy population in the United States. You are not alone.

Key findings from the study of nearly 300 young people with epilepsy and their parents and carers probably parallel your experiences in the U.S. under COVID-19.

Would you like to tell your life journey with epilepsy? Are you a health & wellness business, or a nonprofit charity and advocacy that supports those in your community?

Share it with many of our subscribers in our monthly newsletters!

Send email to angelsofepilepsy@gmail.com or feel free to contact us for more information.

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Grilled Shrimp Recipe with Roasted Garlic-Cilantro Sauce


  • 1.5 lb uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil (I used Early Harvest Greek extra virgin olive oil)

For Roasted garlic cilantro sauce:

  • 1 small head garlic, top trimmed off
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 1 tbsp dry white wine
  • 3 to 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (I used Early Harvest Greek extra virgin olive oil)
  • 2 tbsp chili paste like this one
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