My name is Courtney and I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was twelve. I am very excited about the Youth Council and I want to be a voice of hope to those who are connected to this disorder. I know that epilepsy and its treatments can be very difficult, isolating, and discouraging. I believe that people who are living with epilepsy have gone through hard circumstances which make them strong, courageous, and resilient! I want to empower individuals and families, listen to their stories, inform uneducated populations, help support the dreams of children living with epilepsy, and create a culture of ‘Surviving and Thriving’! The sky is the limit!