Lyndsey Crunk is a 15 year old student at Scott County High School where she enjoys participating on the Trap Shooting Team. In August 2014, she was diagnosed Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME) and has endured much change in her life since that diagnosis. Instead of giving up on life and letting Epilepsy control her, this strong young lady has chosen to take on the “Big E” with persistence like no other.
This past September, Lyndsey and her friends, her mom, Cyndi and Beth Stivers of the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentucky worked together to organize a day of Epilepsy education for over 300 students at Scott Country High School. They taught others what Epilepsy is and how to administer first aid to someone suffering from a seizure. Lyndsey is on a mission for the entire Scott County School District to become Seizure Smart Schools. This is an initiative that empowers teachers, staff and student bodies to educate others and help to clear the stigmas that have been associated with Epilepsy for hundreds of years.
Recently, Lyndsey was named Ambassador for Teens Speak Up (TSU) by the Epilepsy Foundation of Kentuckiana. She will represent Kentucky at the National TSU Conference in Washington DC coming up on March 26, 2017. She attended the conference last year as a representative and had the opportunity to connect with many teens and inspire so many others. Being named Ambassador has been a humbling experience for Lyndsey. The TSU Conference empowers young teens to share their stories of living with Epilepsy giving them a voice and platform to help others. Lyndsey is an awesome advocate for teens and millions of people who are fighting the “Big E”! She and her family will also be attending the National Walk on March 25, 2017. More information here: National Walk for Epilepsy. To join Lyndsey on Facebook, check out the new page: “E The People”
Congratulations go out to her on being one year seizure free this past Christmas! And, great job on the changes you are making for yourself and others! Lindsey, your qualities and perseverance are showing others that you are truly an LEX18 Champion of Change!
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