National Epilepsy Awareness Month – Meet Gabby

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month! Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that can cause seizures, mood changes, sleep challenges, and thinking and memory issues. 3.4 million people in the United States are living with epilepsy, and a third of them live with uncontrolled seizures because no available treatment works for them.

Gabby, one of our newest participants in our Adult Day Program, lives with epilepsy. Gabby likes cooking Mexican food, watching soap operas, dancing, coloring, and doing yoga. She values the independence of living in her own home because she likes to have her own space and organize it the way she wants. At Las Trampas, Gabby really likes the “Life Skills” class because she has learned how to be patient when she is frustrated with others. Gabby is super excited to make more friends at Las Trampas!

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