Living with Epilepsy
How to live with epilepsy
Epilepsy surgery is a huge milestone for a child with epilepsy. Though every child's experience is different, it can be helpful to hear from someone who has been through the surgery and recovery.
For Maddie, epilepsy surgery provided a newfound sense of freedom. For you, whether your child is a candidate for surgery or not, we have the resources and support you need to help you manage your child’s epilepsy.
Our families discuss living with epilepsy
Watch as Maddie and her family shares about the days following her surgery and what life is like for her now.
Support for families living with epilepsy
Maddie thought her seizures would limit her for the rest of her life, but now she is seizure-free and enjoying new-found independence.
Cooking with the oven
Before the surgery, Maddie could only use a toaster or microwave when she was alone.
Biking to youth group
Maddie doesn't have to rely on others to get around anymore.
Taking honors classes
Maddie can focus on school now that she doesn't have seizure spells during class.
Pursuing a career
Maddie now hopes to become a paramedic or teacher.
Walking to school on her own
Prior to surgery, Maddie's parents had to walk her to school every day.
Learning how to drive
Maddie recently got her permit and is learning how to drive.
Seizure safety toolkit
This guide from our Neuroscience Institute and The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado help you develop a plan specific to your child's seizure needs.
Check out the guide
Additional epilepsy patient resources
Read more stories of courage and healing from patients with different neurological conditions.
The multidisciplinary experts in the Epilepsy Program at Children's Colorado diagnose and treat all forms of epilepsy.
Discover tools and resources designed to support families who have children with epilepsy.
Partnership with the University of Colorado School of Medicine
Children's Hospital Colorado partners with the University of Colorado School of Medicine, where many of our physicians and care providers serve as faculty.