According to a national survey, 89% of epilepsy patients report that there is a stigma associated with the condition.
As part of Eisai Inc.’s commitment to advancing epilepsy care and helping to reduce stigma associated with the condition, Eisai has just announced the availability of the third book in the school-age-appropriate comic book series titled, “Medikidz Explain Living With Epilepsy.” The story is inspired by 16-year-old Megan from Las Vegas, NV, who was announced the winner of Eisai’s “Search for the Next Medikidz Star” contest. Megan, like many others, struggled after being diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 14. From patient to advocate, the story chronicles how Megan turned her diagnosis into an opportunity to advocate for those living with epilepsy. Megan has been able to connect with, and inspire, teenagers by sharing her journey with epilepsy on her vlog and with her social media network.
Prior to “Medikidz Explain Living with Epilepsy,” Eisai supported the publication of two comic books in 2013 and 2014, “Medikidz Explain Living with Epilepsy” and “Medikidz Explain Seizure Assistance Dogs.”
To order a free copy of the latest book and to learn more about Megan’s story, visit www.advancingepilepsycare.com.
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