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Exciting Stuff! | September 12, 2020

A Facebook follower suggested today that I apply to the International Bureau for Epilepsy for one of their Global Teams.

I’m applying for the Global Action Team – all the stuff that I do here, but on an international basis.

I’m so excited about the possibility of an opportunity to advocate on an international level. I can barely sit still!

Cross your fingers.




  1. You’re the one for the job! Go Phyllis!

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    Comment by Marlyn — September 12, 2020 @ 2:21 PM

  2. If there’s a way I can help please let me know. Laura Neece-Baltaro. (EpilepsyAce on FaceBook)

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    Comment by Laura Neece-Baltaro — September 12, 2020 @ 2:45 PM

  3. You have helped so many people and your articles and resources are so valuable. I hope that you are able to share this information with the world. Thank you for all You do!

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    Comment by Peggy Bellet — September 12, 2020 @ 3:24 PM

    • Thank you for the confidence boost. Sometimes it’s difficult to work all alone and figure out whether you’re giving people what they want/need. Are you resonating with your facts? Are you explaining things correctly?

      All those things niggle at my mind. So, to have a vote of confidence really helps!



      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — September 12, 2020 @ 4:11 PM

  4. I appreciate your work. I no wonder. Thank you

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    Comment by Andrew Plant — September 12, 2020 @ 3:57 PM

  5. Andrew, thanks for being here. All contributions are welcome!


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — September 12, 2020 @ 4:13 PM

  6. That’s wonderful Phylis!! ❤

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    Comment by Elizabeth Greene — September 12, 2020 @ 5:32 PM

  7. Yeah you’d be great, you’re a wonderfully informed, and you are compassionate toward sufferers of all types of epilepsy. I always come here because it is so inclusive of all forms of it.

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    Comment by Hetty Eliot — September 12, 2020 @ 5:57 PM

  8. Go Phylis, 👍!
    Expanding your devine advocacy into global mission, I’m definitely sure you’ll be representing. rescuing & helping millions of voiceless victims of Epilepsy, humiliated & ashamed to come out from the dark ages of social isolation, condemnation & denial to speak out for themselves & seek medical attention to their Epileptic seizures.
    I admire the individual who suggested & encouraged you to see that there’s global need to fight the social nightmare & global misconceptions burying the medical disorder in unjustified condemnation of the victims of Epilepsy for centuries.
    Wishing you all the best in accomplishing your devine mission all over the world.

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    Comment by Gerrie — September 12, 2020 @ 6:18 PM

    • Taking teaching, listening, advocating and care giving to the international arena brings it to a whole new level for me.

      It’s an enormous challenge, but one I’m looking forward to.

      With all your love and support, how could I go wrong?


      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — September 12, 2020 @ 6:56 PM

  9. Good for you, Phylis! Spread those wings and fly high!

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    Comment by Ed Lugge — September 12, 2020 @ 6:29 PM

  10. That’s a great plan to get epilepsy & seizures the world wide attentions of the awareness & needs that people with any type of seizure condition/s deserve. With that the U.S.A. seems to be behind in finding the cures for seizures, BUT Israel has great doctors & a lot better medical & neurological protocols that DO work & they do not have a BIG PHARMA dictating what they do top help cure seizures for anyone, with any type of seizure condition/s. Anything that causes or triggers any seizures MUST be made known world wide. If you need help in ANY seizure topic that is a trial or hard to complete, I am here to help. One thing is that a so called TRIGGER for seizures is a big question, if the CAUSE of the trigger was not in the neurological system of the brain chemistry which makes a seizure happen. Maybe if the photosensitive epilepsy is all cause from lights & etc… which I never experienced but it seems to me that you never hear of people with that condition, saying that food & drug toxins makes them see lights or shadows that makes unstable brain actions, but one never knows how it all happens when MSG, ASPARTAME, NITRATES & NITRITES are involved.

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    Comment by James D — September 12, 2020 @ 8:24 PM

  11. Wonderful, Phylis! You are perfect for the job! As difficult as it is for people with E in the U.S., I do believe people in many other countries are significantly more stigmatized and not treated properly.

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    Comment by skolly9 — September 12, 2020 @ 8:45 PM

  12. The work of the IBE can be found at ibe.org for those who dont use social media like Facebook. They seem to be contemplating setting up six bureaux to cover differing aspects of the “Epilepsy Community ” (if there is such a term.) I am sure that you could make a great contribution to at least three of the bureaux. Selfishly I have to say that if you do start to contribute to their work I hope that will not affect the wonderful work that you do for Epilepsy-talk. The range of topics that you have covered this year alone was bery informative and thought provoking Phylis, thank you.

    Michael. 😷

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    Comment by Michael. H — September 12, 2020 @ 8:56 PM

    • Michael, I am applying for the Global Action Team , working at regional and national levels to reduce stigma, increase awareness, educate and bring epilepsy into public and political focus.

      So with your knowledge of the IBE, you can see how exciting this prospect is for me.

      Never ever would I abandon Epilepsy Talk. It is the reason I get up in the morning. It is what keeps my life’s blood flowing. It is my purpose and my love.

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      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — September 12, 2020 @ 9:11 PM

  13. How many people with epilepsy get the feeling that some social workers that are there to help.they put you down for trying to talk to them rather than they give you good advice.

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    Comment by lanceminnis — September 13, 2020 @ 1:59 AM

  14. Good luck. You deserve it

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    Comment by Marsh — September 13, 2020 @ 11:20 AM

  15. Thank you so much, Marsh.


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — September 13, 2020 @ 11:24 AM

  16. Your purpose should be shared on an international platform!! Woohoo!! Go Phyllis Go!!! #fan!! ✨💜

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    Comment by Jill sassone — September 13, 2020 @ 4:32 PM

  17. Marsh, speaking as a long-time social worker, I would say that it is probably ignorance. Like Doctors or other specialists, social workers are trained in specialties such as children, adoptions, clinical ( psychological), etc. You wouldn’t see an optometrist if you stomach hurt, right? What was your experience? ( being defensive here lol)

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    Comment by skolly9 — September 13, 2020 @ 5:10 PM

  18. I am so very proud of you, Phylis! You have been an inspiration and a mentor for me for so long! It is about time that you can share your gifts with the world. You have a way of reaching our community that is sensitive and compassionate yet extremely informative and vital. And you have been in our shoes, so you could never be condescending. You take the time to get to know us like family. You go girl! Shine your light!

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    Comment by Mary Ellen Gambon — September 13, 2020 @ 9:41 PM

  19. Thanks so much! I can only speak and write the truth!

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    Comment by Mary Ellen Gambon — September 13, 2020 @ 10:44 PM

  20. CONGRATULATIONS, PHYLIS! It has always been comforting to know you were in our lives, as epileptics. Now, you are formally going “International.” You are an exceptional human being because you are kind and compassionate. Couldn’t happen to a nicer person!!!

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    Comment by Mary Ellen Jacobs — September 15, 2020 @ 10:24 AM

  21. This is so appropriate! A gift to the world! Yes!

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    Comment by HoDo — September 22, 2020 @ 8:56 AM

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    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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