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An estimated 578,000 Black Americans have lives with epilepsy or a seizure disorder
Black People With Epilepsy
“The doctor didn’t tell me to do too much that a human doesn’t do anyway. Sleep and eat right, that’s about it.”
“My mother told me one day I walked in to her and said, ‘Mom, I’m not going to be sick anymore,’ and she said ‘Why?’ and I said ‘Because an angel told me so.’ Now, I don’t remember saying it, that’s just what she told me.”
“Eventually, I could recognize it happening … Each time I got a bit stronger and the symptoms began to diminish to the point where I was ready to go on stage.”
Harriet Tubman is one of the United States’ greatest historical heroes. Born into slavery around 1820, Tubman went on to help hundreds of slaves escape to freedom in the North and Canada.
"Being African American and Jewish, I have plenty of ancestors and family members that I can look to for strength and, more importantly, for a grateful outlook on life."
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