Sitawa Wafula talks of Living with Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder that composes of recurrent unprovoked seizures. It is common that many people have different types of seizures and many other neurological symptoms. The brain is considered the cause of this disorder since it is where it all starts and it may affect any part of the body. The effects on the body are diverse and have profound impacts all derived from the electrical events occurring in the brain. An epilepsy diagnosis is confirmed when one or more seizures with no other explanation happened. A seizure is related to brain injury but for real the exact cause is completely unknown in most cases Source: http://www.epilepsy.com/learn/epilepsy-101/what-epilepsy

Once homebound by epilepsy, mental health advocate Sitawa Wafula found her strength in writing about it. Now, she advocates for others who are yet to find their voices, cutting through stigma and exclusion to talk about what it’s like to live with the condition. On this opportunity, Sitawa Wafula narrates her experience living with epilepsy and the difficulties she has to pass, including her studies she loves so much.

 

 

“I believe in an Africa Where people with Mental health disorders have access to information and get appropriate support”