How does the brain suddenly flip a switch, start short-circuiting, and cause strange behaviors that a person cannot control?
Depending on where the bad circuit is, and how it fires, and how it spreads, one seizure can look completely different than another.
The reason it is the way it is, and why is it the way it is, is because people don’t know. They don’t understand.
BRAINSTORM premiered on Twin Cities Public Television in November 2016, and has since aired on public television stations nationwide. Share this film to educate employees and students to create understanding around epilepsy so they know how to identify a seizure and offer help.
Brainstorm has been featured at screenings, conferences, and events both locally and across the nation.
I share my journey along with clips from the film – or the entire film – to help the audience understand epilepsy through a personal lens. Many people with epilepsy have emailed after watching Brainstorm to share their stories.