Margaret Wright

Hey there! My name is Margaret! I am an Early Childhood Education and Linguistics double major at Gordon College, about 30 minutes from Boston, Massachusetts. I am originally from Oakton, Virginia, which is right outside of D.C. I love being with and teaching young kids, as well as Jesus, baking, and being outside and with friends.

A snippet of my epilepsy story: I began having seizures at night, age 12 out of the blue – no cause, family history, or anything. It affected almost every part of my life, but as I began getting better medication and a correct diagnosis (Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy/JME), things have started looking up – but that took several very hard years. I’m still not seizure-free – in fact, my seizures have taken a huge physical and even academic toll in recent years – but I have a supportive family, roommate, and friends, which has kept me going. I feel very blessed to have them because I know not everyone has that. I used to be ashamed of my story, but now I’m much more confident and open, because people need to know, and not many people do! (And people with epilepsy need to know the rights they have!)

I know a lot about special education as an education major, and having epilepsy as a high school/college student. However, I’m always learning about epilepsy and other things too! Life is a journey, we’ve got to make the best of it 🙂

Age Diagnosed: 12
Location: USA

Hobbies: Cooking (especially baking!), playing piano and singing, reading

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