I was diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy when I was 17 years old, and I've been living with it for 3 years now. I was terrified when I had my first seizure, one morning waiting on the school bus. But 3 years later I'm living away from home, studying at University and I've never been happier. I'm even hoping to go to America for a year to work as Research Assistant! I just want to share my story, to let other people know that epilepsy does not mean the end of your life- you can live with it and still enjoy your life. I've had some big accidents with my epilepsy, with many bumps and scars and stitches to show for it, but I've pushed through it all and intend to live my life to the fullest. If I can do it, so can you.