Sita Gaia

Patient Leader

Nominations

Best Team Performance Health Activist Hero Best in Show: Blog Rookie of the Year Healthcare Collaborator: Patient Hilarious Patient Leader Advocating for Another

I have known Sita many years. She was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 8 and despite the severity of this condition she remained cheerful and optimistic. She went on to get a degree in Social Work,. an almost impossible achievement. Her blog touches on so many things: body image, depression and mental illness, self care, and epilepsy.  — Jude

Sita has written a blog for a few years now about epilepsy and how it impacts her. From medications to moods to impacts of episodes, she writes with no holds barred. Her blogs educate others about facets of epilepsy to how to assist others in dealing with someone who has experienced a seizure. A valuable resource!

Sita is a strong and hard-working advocate for epilepsy. I nominate her as a friend and fellow epilepsy fighter! It is a blessing to be fighting this battle with her company and her enthusiasm that she gives off.  — Tiffany

She is a powerful woman that embraces her health challenges and uses it to inspire others while sharing her journey transparently. She is an inspiration.

She has been speaking about her experiences living with epilepsy for many years, including a recent TED talk. Her courage and openness have touched my heart. I have learned from her to be brave in my own life, with my own issues, and to appreciate that not all struggles are visible.  — Sue

Sita tells her story honestly and educates us all about what it is to live with epilepsy and how we can help others with disabilities.

She is a champion for health rights. Especially in the forms of epilepsy and depression.  — Kathy

She is dedicated to helping people with epilepsy live life to the fullest in spite of the many challenges. She struggles mightily herself and is open and honest about her situation and how she deals with things. She always takes an inspiring tone but doesn't gloss over the difficulties.  — Susan

Sita Gaia

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