After her first seizure, which occurred in school at the age of 15, Tehya Mrotek had one question for her doctors and nurses: Am I going to die?
“I didn’t know what epilepsy was,” she said.
But along with her parents, Tamra and Curt, she has learned a lot about the challenges of living with the condition.
“With medication and being cautious in my activities, I am able to do most of what I want to do,” she added.
Mrotek is ambassador for this year’s Stroll for Epilepsy, the annual walk to raise funds for people living with epilepsy. It will be Thursday at the University Center Rochester Regional Sports Center.