Parents worry about their children from the moment they’re born. But for Shelley Regier and her husband Randy that worry is constant.
Their twin daughters, Emily and Ally, 19, were both diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age. Emily had her first seizure when she was 10 and, after an MRI and EEG, was told she had epilepsy. She was put on medication to try to control the seizures.
Two years later, Ally had her first seizure.
“The girls were at a friend’s house and I got a call that one of the girls had a seizure,” she said. “When I got there I was obviously thinking it was Emily, so I went over to Emily and asked how she was feeling. Ally says to me ‘no mom, I’m the one that had it.’ I was shocked.”