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NSDF Newsletter August 2012

Living with Seizure Disorder August 2012


Welcome friends to the newsletter for you! National Seizure Disorders Foundation‘s Living with Seizure Disorder is designed with you in mind and future editions will have your voice,thoughts,and ideas right from the seizure disorders community. Sit back and enjoy.

Exercise of the Month: Lets take a break and enjoy the following inspirational video. Ultra-runner and epileptic sufferer Diane Van Deren uses extreme exercise to manage her seizures.

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Exercise is important for positive seizure management. Finding the right exercise for you is one service provided by national Seizure Disorders Foundation. Consider what we bring to you today. If you need more help finding the right exercise for you, please let us know by leaving a comment below…

 **Always check with your doctor before starting a new exercise routine.


All that we are is a result of what we have thought. -Buddha


Something to Think About:


A few words about thoughts and prayer from the author of

Think and Grow Rich :

If you are an observing person, you must have noticed that most people
resort to prayer ONLY after everything else has FAILED! Or else they pray
by a ritual of meaningless words. And, because it is a fact that most people who pray, do so ONLY AFTER EVERYTHING ELSE HAS FAILED, they go to prayer with their minds filled with FEAR and DOUBT, which are the emotions the subconscious mind acts upon, and passes on to Infinite Intelligence.

Likewise, that is the emotion which Infinite Intelligence receives, and ACTS UPON.

If you pray for a thing, but have fear as you pray, that you may not receive it, or that your prayer will not be acted upon by Infinite Intelligence, your prayer will have been in vain.

Prayer does, sometimes, result in the realization of that for which one prays. If you have ever had the experience of receiving that for which YOU prayed, go back in your memory, and recall your actual STATE OF MIND, while you were praying, and you will know, for sure, that the theory here described is more than a theory.

Take some time to think on these words. If you pray for health or wealth or anything else, pay attention to your emotions that reside within as you pray. This information does not point toward a specific religion or any religion at all. Prayer is a vehicle bringing your thoughts to your Higher Power or your God. Please take some time to leave a comment letting us know how this information has touched your life.

Question of the Month: Other than a cure, as a seizure survivor, caregiver, or professional what would you say is needed in the seizure disorders community? Please submit your answer in the comments section at the end of this newsletter…

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly. -Marcus Aurelius

Resources for You

National Seizure Disorders Foundation

Positive Seizure Management Tea m


NSDF Library of Knowledge

NSDF Information Station YouTube

National Seizure Disorders Foundation has a pending non-profit status. Through the month of August, we will be accepting donations through our website HERE and accepting fundraising ideas through comments sent directly to our founder at


Your thoughts are important to National Seizure Disorders Foundation. What would you like to see in future Living with Seizure Disorder newsletters? Please let us know as we plan for these newsletters to become a powerful tool for your positive seizure management.
Peace and Power,

Founder, NSDF


6 Responses to NSDF Newsletter August 2012

  1. I just wanted to say Thanks, the information found here is wonderful. I had no idea a foundation like this even existed.The whole world of living and coping with seizures has been thrust upon me in the last 14 months. I suffered a T.B.I. as a result of a violent crime last May. That being said my world has changed dramatically. This site is the FIRST bit of hope and positive information I have found thus far. Please inform me on membership,and any kind of help I can find in my area.

    God Bless.

    • Jerry,
      We welcome you with open arms and loving hearts. Thank you for your wonderful words. I am sure others will read them and not feel so all alone in their journey. You have made a difference today.
      I invite you to join our private seizure support group on FaceBook, NSDF Community. I also urge you to benefit from the knowledge and inspiration offered in the NSDF website. Know you are no longer alone. National Seizure Disorders Foundation is here to help you adapt to this life alerting disorder online and offline.

      Peace -

      Terrific Tonya Heathco, Founder
      National Seizure Disorders Foundation

  2. I want to report, that I am a graduated Medical Doctor. For the last 26 years I have been searching and practicing German Electroacupuncture at the Neurological Field ( Under neurological disorders, I dotreatments for epileptic patients,even the so called refractory epileptic patient.The results are that after the treatment, no seizure is present. The main treatment is to deal with the neurological disorder which explains the epilepsy. It is a 4 weeks treatment: I begin with the neurological treatment;from the second week on, I add the antiepileptic treatment.
    The 26 years of experience has shown me that epileptic people are those where the biggest disxcrimination is present.

    • Ralph,

      Your quality and informative comment is deeply appreciated. One focus of the National Seizure Disorders Foundation is to point seizure survivors and caregivers to alternative methods of positive seizure management and control. I look forward to learning more about your offer and bringing the information to the seizure disorders community globally through National Seizure Disorders Foundation. Lets connect through private email and discuss how you and I through National Seizure Disorders Foundation will make peace possible in the daily lives of millions currently living with seizure disorder.

      Peace -

      Terrific Tonya Heathco,Founder
      National Seizure Disorders Foundation

    • Laurel,

      There are several training facilities from which you will be able to obtain a seizure assist canine. National Seizure Disorders Foundation is a clearinghouse of information and resources for people living with seizures, their caregivers, and professionals in the field of neurology. I will connect with you privately in order to set an appointment to discuss the details. As for the URL, that option was offered if you have a website you own. The URL is the website address.

      Are you receiving online or offline support in order to understand and learn to live with seizures your son experiences? When you are ready, National Seizure Disorders Foundation will help you online and offline.

      Prayers of Peace -
      Terrific Tonya Heathco,Founder
      National Seizure Disorders Foundation

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