EVANESCENCE Singer Lends Voice To Pennsylvania Epilepsy Support Group

December 3, 2007

According to The Citizens Voice, 20-year-old Walter Chippi — who was diagnosed with epilepsy at 14 — and Megan Harris — who takes 14 pills a day to avert a shaking episode from her epilepsy — and several other members of the Wilkes-Barre Epilepsy Support Group saw EVANESCENCE's concert at the Wachovia Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. But they didn't only get to see the show. They ad a backstage meeting with lead singer Amy Lee, whose younger brother also suffers from epilepsy.

"It's something that's personally affected me and my family," Lee told the group as she took photos and signed T-shirts. "It's hard enough being a kid. When my brother had his first seizure at 11, I remember they had no idea what to do. I think his school actually called the fire department. People don't know what it is to have epilepsy. I've got a voice and people will listen to me, so why not do what I can to explain what it means to have it."

Mary McLaughlin, northeast regional coordinator for the Wilkes-Barre Epilepsy Support Group, told Lee that she wishes more schools taught students about the condition.

"Don't worry," Lee assured her and the group. "I know we'll get there."

Read more at The Citizens Voice.

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