This is my Mom’s memoir. It is the story of the author’s life, upended by a viral brain infection and its subsequent epilepsy disorder. It is an intensely personal account of the dreams and feelings of someone living with seizures. It offers poignant insight into an illness not commonly-known and often misrepresented and stigmatized. A book about the incredibly unsettling and calamitous transition in a life thrown from the pink of health to nearly touching death, it is marked by levity even in the darkest moments, displaying an incandescent passion and strength of spirit. It is a story about how we can cope with life accepting the new us with a sense of accomplishment, love, and compassion.