Did you know that famous people with epilepsy are not a rare occurrence? In fact, there are quite a few famous people who have lived with the condition. Some famous examples include Prince, Florence Griffith Joyner, Cameron Boyce, and Danny Glover.
Each of these individuals has dealt with epilepsy in their own way, and they have all achieved great things in spite of it. We can be inspired by their stories and learn from them.
Prince was a famous musician who passed away in 2016. He was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 21, but he continued to create music and perform for his fans. He used medication to control his seizures, and he often spoke out about living with epilepsy.
Florence Griffith Joyner
Florence Griffith Joyner was a world-renowned track and field star. She was diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age, but she did not let that stop her from achieving her dreams. She won multiple gold medals in the Olympic Games and set several world records.
Cameron Boyce was an actor and dancer who passed away in 2019 of Sudden Expected Death in Epilepsy or SUDEP. This is not a common occurrence, but it isn’t uncommon in young male adults with epilepsy either. He was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 18, but he continued to pursue his career despite struggling with his diagnosis.
Danny Glover is an actor and director who has starred in many famous films. He was diagnosed with epilepsy in 1982, but he has continued to work throughout his career. He has spoken out about living with epilepsy and how it has affected his life.
If you or someone you know lives with epilepsy, know that you are not alone. Each of these celebrities are examples of how epilepsy does not hold us back. We reach greater heights not only in spite of but because of the fact we live with epilepsy.
They are beacons of light. Their stories are examples of why we continue to push for more funding for research in epilepsy and why we are determined to find a cure.
Epilepsy cannot stand in the way of us achieving our dreams. These celebrities with epilepsy have shown us that.