Liz Brasington at last year's National Walk for Epilepsy.
Every four minutes, someone is diagnosed with epilepsy, and more than 2 million Americans live with seizures. Marshfield native Liz Brasington is one of them.
Diagnosed with epilepsy at age 18, after her first seizure occurred in a classroom at Marshfield High School, Brasington has since striven to overcome the challenges and prejudice associated with having epilepsy.
"I initially felt very overwhelmed and helpless. There was plenty of self-pity for a while, especially since I never expected to have epilepsy," she said. Brasington responded well to medication, but she continued to ...