There comes a time when the meaning of life begins to make sense,
At first we may not understand why things happen the way they do,
The sky at first may look dark,
The path one needs to walk down may be hard to see,
Remember the stars are the brightest when the nights seem the darkest
Look up at the stars and make a wish
One wish
Never let a disorder control one’s destiny,
Move forward,
Never move backwards
Plan a positive, fulfilling future,
Never let your tragedy control your mind, body and soul,
Never give up,
Be in control,
Accept yourself,
Accept your disorder,
Love yourself now and forever,
Developing a disorder
Makes you feel barricaded against a corner
Giving up is not an option,
The present is now,
Today is a new day,
If you stay down life will pass you by,
Therefore, each time you fall
Help yourself get up,
Fight the battle
Win your battle,
To win the battle all you need to do is try,
Winning the battle is teaching yourself how to live a healthy productive life,
Helping yourself cope,
Life may not always be what you planned it to be,
The road you lead may have some u-turns involved,
Do not fear,
For change can be good,
Follow the path that was destined for you,
The sun is now shinning,
You can now see your path
There is a plan, a destiny that awaits you,
Do not question your destiny,
Do not ask questions such as “why me?”
Follow the life's journey the one that has been planned for you.
Do not be afraid,
Take one day at a time,
Be proud of who you are,
Walk with courage and your head up high,
Believe in yourself,
Focus on the positive,
For the footsteps imbedded in ground of your new path will become the solid foundation to your future.

Author's Bio: 

I am a writer and I have published a book called “Epilepsy You’re Not Alone.” Epilepsy You’re Not Alone is an inspirational self- help book that teaches people with epilepsy how to live a healthy and productive life. The book shares encouraging stories and gives readers a workable program for coping with their disorder enabling readers to overcome their disorder and get on with their lives.

I have a third book coming out this fall called “Epilepsy and Pregnancy: What Every Women Should Know”, Co-authored by Dr. Blanca Vasques. Through my efforts, I have been able to show other women that it is not impossible to become a mother. I have given women and couples hope and a new look on life. Epilepsy is just a disorder. Your life does not end because you have epilepsy.

I have a forth book coming out in the fall of 2005, called “Eternal Love: Romantic Poetry That Comes Straight from the Heart”. I have a fifth book coming out called, “Faith, Courage, Wisdom Strength and Hope: Inspirational Poetry that comes from the Heart”.

Accomplishments: I am an H.O.P.E. Mentor, for the Epilepsy Foundation. I speak at different events for schools, organizations, political events and anywhere my help is needed to educate people about epilepsy. I have recently been on four talk shows. The interviews focused on the importance of understanding what epilepsy is, how to help someone having a seizure and giving people with epilepsy encouragement and hope for the future.

I have been on radio stations discussing epilepsy and I have recently appeared in many newspapers all over New Jersey such as, The Leader, Belleville Post and the Star Ledger. On June 26, 2002, I was honored an award by the Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey for Outstanding Volunteer Award and I spoke in Washington in front of congress.

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