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Posted by Reggie on October 06, 1999 at 11:04:15:

In Reply to: epilepsi posted by Tony Arredondo on September 29, 1999 at 13:05:22:

: Good morning, i wanted some feed back on epilepsi.
: what are the chances of a 26 year old male with
: epilepsi in carrying on a normal life, is this
: something that would totally require for the individual
: not to carry on a normal life, including working
: with a regular job.
Tony,

In my life experience, the greatest to achieving my goals hasn't been my epilepsy. The immovable object keeping me from gainful employment, love, and some measure of economic security has been plain old fashioned bigotry! The prejudice one sees against disabled individuals is still quite considerable in this society. Many employers, both public and private, just don't believe an individual with a seizure disorder deserves a fair or equal chance. Such individuals have all ready written us off as unemployable freaks of nature. As one knows, without a stable income and health benefits its quite difficult to engage and assume the other activities (marriage, parenthood, comfortable retirement, etc.) the rest of our countrymen take for granted. Be prepared to fight for yourself. The self righteous are loathe to yield any ground unless forced.

Reggie

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