I thought it would be helpful to create a page where I could share links to the organizations and resources that I have found helpful to educate myself about epilepsy and that have helped my son and our family live a full and happy life with his diagnosis.
These organizations are involved with treating my son’s epilepsy and educating me as a parent of an epileptic child.
This book serves as a good reference for raising a child with epilepsy. From the different seizure types, side effects, behavioral and developmental issues, it provides good information and guidance on how to find support. It’s a good book to keep on a shelf and refer to occasionally, especially if you’re new to the epilepsy journey.
Gordy and the Magic Diet tells the tale of a young boy that starting on a restrictive diet. Although not specifically for keto, this book makes the idea of a special diet relatable for young children.
“Dings” tells the story of a family whose son develops epilepsy and there were many times while reading this book when I saw my own family in the pages. Books like this serve as a reminder that we’re not in this alone, that others have been through many of the same things, and that there is a community out there that we can call on for support.
“A Smell of Burning” tells the story of the author and his brother’s struggle with epilepsy. Colin mixes in scientific and historical data with his personal story to create a powerful book that I recommend picking up.
The compelling story of an acclaimed journalist and New York Times bestselling author’s ongoing struggle with epilepsy—how, through personal resilience and the support of loved ones, he overcame medical incompetence and institutional discrimination to achieve once unthinkable success.
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