“It happened all the time. I could feel it coming on ... that aura and tick in my brain ... and then the seizure would run its course. I would lose consciousness, my face would turn ashen. And I knew it had happened again,” says 64-year-old Rick Younger, describing his lifetime with epilepsy.
Seizures were the norm for Younger after he was injured during birth. “My whole life, I was full of angst and dread,” he says. “I never knew when a seizure was going to strike, but it became an expectation for my day.”
Despite his epilepsy, Younger was determined to live what he considered a normal life. He married and had two children, and currently runs his own business in Lawrence. Still, he was never able to escape the relentless seizures.