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Story of son’s epilepsy is mother’s message of hope

Stacey Smiler, a teacher in New Zealand, is on a quest to share the story of how she raised her son who was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was a baby. She hopes their experience will help other families face the daily challenges of life with a disabled child. In an interview with the South China Morning Post, she said, “It’s important to educate yourself and the future generations when communicating with families who have children with disabilities.