Drew Haubrich has Epilepsy and a successful career as a software developer/engineer. He recently shared his story with AbilityLinks.
What was it like growing up with Epilepsy?
When I was younger there was a point in time where I could not get my mind off the struggles of my disease. I would have 10-12 seizures a month.
Those seizures would wipe away my entire recent memory, meaning the last 24 hours. Because of this, I would constantly wonder if I would ever get better each time a symptom or seizure would strike.
I had a Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) implant, a device that sends regular, mild pulses of electrical energy to the brain to control seizures. It didn’t help at first, Mr. Haubrich said.