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Personal Impact Paper
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Personal Impact Paper Living with a chronic disorder may affect a person and their family's lives. These disorders affect a person's physical and psychological health, emotions, independence, and their jobs. Depending on the disorder and severity determines treatment options that can affect the person financially. With today's medicine, technology, and resources people can manage and live a life. Learning to live with a chronic disorder can be emotional and takes time to accept. Millions of people worldwide live with epilepsy. One in twenty-six will develop epilepsy. The causes are unknown in two-thirds of patients. This neurological disorder causes a disruption in brain cells, which can cause seizures, sensations, unusual behavior, or loss of consciousness. Epilepsy treatment depends on the severity and frequency of seizures, a person's overall health, medical history, and age. These treatments may include medication, diets, surgery, epilepsy devices, and epilepsy first aid. A young woman, Nichole was nineteen years old, and just completed an emergency medical technician (EMT) school when she had her first grand mal seizure. She had to learn about and how to live with this disorder. As a way to help herself and others, she began posting videos titled Nichole's epilepsy on She shares her feelings of depression and the loss of her independence. Over time, she found a way to focus on what epilepsy has given her such as advocacy, the realization of her support system and the kindness all around her. Though she discusses her loss, she has not allowed it to keep her from having hope. She promotes positive thoughts and encouragement stating, "don't give up," to others suffering from epilepsy. Nichole has been able to find resources in…...

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