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A survey is presently being conducted by a graduate student from Western Carolina University on transportation and epilepsy. Participants need to be 18 and above with at least a two year history of epilepsy. Information from this survey will be very helpful in assessing the transportation issues that people with epilepsy face in our state. If you would be interested in participating in this survey contact: Patricia Gibson at the Epilepsy Information Service at 1-800-642-0500 or

Kim King shares her family’s story, with two daughters affected by epilepsy

I took Whitney to her pediatrician when she was seven because I noticed episodes of her staring off into space. The doctor ordered an EEG, and Whitney was diagnosed with petit mal seizures. She went on Zarontin for those seizures and seemed under control until she turned 13, and she started having grand mal seizures. At that point, we added Lamictal to her medications. We needed to increase the use of it over time, and eventually we had to try other meds, including Depakote.

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