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Introduce Yourself

Hi, My name is Stacey Chillemi and I'm from NJ. I developed epilepsy at the age of 5 and coping with epilepsy has been an ongoing challenge my entire life. As you are well aware there are many obstacles we have to face with this disorder. I have found one of the most productive and effective tools having epilepsy is positive thinking. If you focus on the negative aspects you won't be able to move forward or become the amazing person you have the ability to be. One of my positive train of thoughts. Epilepsy has made me a stronger and more compassionate person. Many moons ago, I worked for a large TV large network and I lost my job because a producer saw me have a seizure. I was not going to let that stop me from accomplishing my dreams in life. Also, In college I started a book, called epilepsy you're not alone and it was then that I decided to finish it. I received hundreds of letters from people thanking me and one person emailed me and told me that they were on the verge of suicide and it was my book that saved their lives. It was that moment that I realized how powerful words could be. That was when I decide to focus on a career in writing and journalism and I used my talents that were sparked by my obstacles with epilepsy to help others. Epilepsy made me a better person, a stronger person, and a more compassionate person. FOR ME, POSITIVE THINKING WAS THE KEY TO coping and winning the epilepsy battle!