On today’s episode of Creative Space, we have the  pleasure of chatting with David Clifford, a software engineer and entrepreneur who spent 20 years in Silicon Valley, working for companies like Apple, Twitter, eBay, and PayPal. He’s also an epilepsy warrior and founder of the popular website and podcast, Brain Ablaze, which is dedicated to providing support for people living with epilepsy and their caregivers.

The episode goes into great detail about David’s journey with epilepsy, beginning with his diagnosis and culminating with a potentially life-threatening status epilepticus event in 2017. Throughout his journey, he navigated the complexities of the health care system, the ongoing search for the right treatment, and the emotional toll of living with epilepsy. But instead of letting his diagnosis hinder him, he utilized it to fuel his passion for creativity and advocacy.

David’s commitment to the epilepsy community led to the creation of Brain Ablaze, a platform dedicated to supporting individuals with epilepsy and their caregivers. He shares his experiences, offers advice, and provides a space for others to share their stories. This platform is more than just a beacon for those living with epilepsy; it is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of health challenges.

The podcast episode also delves into the diversity within the epilepsy community and the stigma that continues to surround it. David discusses the psychological impact of living with epilepsy, which can often be as challenging to manage as the seizures themselves. He emphasizes the importance of being your own advocate in the healthcare system and highlights the value of connecting with others who have gone through similar experiences.

For more on David Clifford and Brain Ablaze, visit: brainablaze.com .

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