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Domestic Violence — When Love Goes Wrong

May 16, 2017
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Carol found herself in a cycle of violence from the time she was a child. By adulthood, she had already experienced multiple beatings and hospitalizations.

In the most recent attack, her husband beat her with a board, leaving her with permanent brain damage and a life-long disability.

As a result of her injury, she now has frequent seizures, difficulty with balance, and is terrified to leave her home for fear of having a seizure or falling.


A Fallen Football Hero

December 5, 2012
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This is a story about life’s hard knocks. Literally.

It’s the story of former Browns running back Jerome Harrison and how Harrison is now suffering from post tumor seizures. The tumor was brought on due to concussions that Harrison suffered during his time in the NFL.

The 28-year-old running back was traded from the Detroit Lions to the Philadelphia Eagles, but the trade was voided a day later when he failed his physical with his new team, once Eagles’ doctors discovered he had a brain tumor.

The good news was the tumor was discovered, it was non cancerous, and it was removed.

The bad news is that Harrison is suffering a string of post-tumor seizures, along with other complications from his brain surgery.

His football days are done. And life as he knew it, will never be the same…


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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    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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