The Beaten Path: Seizures

Epilepsy Awareness Squad

The Beaten Path: Seizures


Amy L. Kratz

     On September 13, 1973, I was a child that took the same shortcut we always walked to school and I never arrived at school that day or for many to come that year. I was attacked by what I can only describe as a monster disguised as a man. This man filled with rage, stood like a wolf, waiting his prey, for a little girl, cheerfully walking to the first days of fourth grade. Unexpectedly; I saw him, he asked me something, and I stood frozen, and answered. He rushed over, picked me up, tied a rope around my throat, and beat me until I was just about dead. I somehow escaped him in the midst of my beating and hid in the overgrowth of the marshy area we called Block House Pond in Lewes, Delaware. I passed out, to be…

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Live Life so you never have to say," I should have..." I have lived like this, because at age 9, I was brutally beaten while walking to school and acquired a head injury with a seizure disorder and a lifetime of recovery. I live in spite of what everyone believed I would become. You wouldn't know any of this if you saw me or spoke to me. we are some of the many anonymous people living with disabilities in the world. I am a writer and an avid observer of the human condition and I have found that people with TBI are some of the most misunderstood and under funded groups of people with disabilities, I want to change that. I have advocated for people's rights for most of my life years in the human service field and I'm trying to make a difference through education. I hope to inspire people to live well against all odds and the status quo. Be Unique and be who you are and not who others want you to be. Be FREE!
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