• 00:35

    NSDF Presents...

    in Health

    Welcome to NSDF Presents... Terrific Tonya, our host, talks with Kerri Croake. Kerri is an active member of National Seizure Disorders Foundation Community. Listen in as she shares her story of her seizure disorder in order to educate and inspire seizure patients, caregivers, family members, professionals, and general public.    National Seizure Disorders Foundation empowers people currently living with all types of seizures and seizure disorders while enriching the minds of the unaffected public. NSDF Presents... is a forum used to bring information, education, inspiration, and support directly to you, our dedicated listener.    National Seizure Disorders Foundation "Bringing Order to Seizure Disorders" http://nationalseizuredisordersfoundation.org  

  • 00:30

    NSDF Presents...From Victim to Victorious!

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    Terrific Tonya Heathco's Seizure Journey.
    Join us as NSDF Secretary Kerri Croake interviews Terrific Tonya as she shares her story with you.
    Terrific Tonya's bio:
    Originally from California I’ve enjoyed most of my life in Tennessee. Believe it or not, our first home in Tennessee had no and no indoor bathroom, just an outhouse!! Life as a teen in Tennessee in the 70′s was a treat. I loved the experience.
    As a young adult, life changed. Not for better or worse, it just changed. A chronic brain abnormality, Periventricular Heterotopia, became active in my life producing up to 150 seizures a month. Now I have hope. The National Foundation raises awareness and support for all who live with seizure disorders, (patients and their caregivers). For all who wish to help, support, or are in need of information, please contact me.
    As a young adult I was blessed with three precious jewels, Jesyka, Cory, and Zack. Later in life , I married my life partner, Scott. We now enjoy the company of our dog, Tiny,our kids and our grand-babies, Ana and Colton. Life in Tennessee is good. I love who I am, where I am, and what I do

  • 00:26

    NSDF Presents…Published Author&Survivor,Cynthia Fabian

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    NSDF Presents Published Author and Seizure Survivor Cynthia Fabian.   Cynthia is an accomplished author of childrens books that relate to children of all ages to educate & empower them on topics such as seizure disorders and bullying and handiling diasbilities.   Cynthia writes from personal experience. Tonight she will share with our listeners her reasons for writing as well as her success over the challenges of seizure disorder.   A few of her books; Orchestra in Our Brain and Can't&Able can currently be found at the NSDF Library http://astore.a mazon.com/natioseizudis-20 and Cynthia's website http://sbpra.com/cynthiafabian/

  • 00:30

    NSDF Presents...Kerri Croake, Seizure Surgery Survivor

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    Join us as Terrific Tonya speaks with Kerri Croake! Kerri is a seizure survivor and experienced brain surgery survivor. She will open up about her life with seizures, brain surgery, and her connection with National Seizure Disorders Foundation.
    NSDF Presents...Kerri Croake, Seizure Surgery Survivor, Advocate-Warrior, and NSDF Board Leader.
    Learn more about Kerri's seizure journey by visiting: http://nationalseizuredisordersfoundation.org/kerri-croake

  • 01:01

    Seize the Day with NSDF - Be Encouraged!

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    Tonight NSDF brings our listeners, present and future, Encouragement.  Why is encouragement necessary? Because without feeling positive support in your everyday life, living with seizure disorder can be fatal. Over the years many have come to us on the brink of choosing isolation or worse because they have no encouragement to keep moving ahead and discover the good in thier every day life. 

    Do you find welcoming encouragement a challenge? Listen in to discover the truth about encouragement. 

    Tonight and every week ahead, NSDF will present you with pre-recorded podcasts allowing us to burture family while brinign you quality. YOu are encouraged to connect with us in the comments here, across social networks, or through our website http://nsdf.us 

    All week we celebrate: 

    Seize the Day Sponsor: The Advocate, Dickson TN

    NSDF Partners:   Tools of Letting Go    Gaurdian of the Night K9  

    Tune in every week, same time, asme channel and learn that you too, no matter what life brings you, can Seize the Day! 

    National Seizure Disorders FOundation is a holistic seizure disorders foundation providing resources of positive seziure managment until a cure is found. 



  • 00:58

    Seize the Day with NSDF! A Celebration of Life

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    NSDF( National Seizure Disorders Foundation ) invites you to join us in this celebration of life! Yes, a celebration of life honoring one very close to NSDF having passed away no so long ago, my daughter Jesyka ( SUDEP 2012). 

    During this hour we will discuss:

    Personal memories of a seizure survivor stolen away by SUDEP
    Jesy's last wishes shared with me only days before that tragic day. 
    The reality of SUDEP and what you should/should not do 

    Brings a tissue or two, we may need them! The tears of healing and Joy may flow freely as we at NSDF and Seize the Day have nothing to hide. 

    Mark your calendar for every Tuesday and Thursday to take part in our conversations:

    Each week: Tuesday 7 PM (CST): Enjoy POWER in your week during NSDF Power Hour. http://tweetchat.com/room/nsdfpower 

    Each week: TH 7 PM(CST): Join NSDF right here & Seize the Day!  

    Gratitude 4 tonight's sponsor: The Advocate (Dickson TN)


    Tools of Letting Go

    Guardian of the Night K9   



  • 00:26

    NSDF Presents...Denial of Diagnosis

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    Join Terrific Tonya Heathco and Courageous Kerri Croake as they talk about a common experience shared by all living with seizures - Denial of Diagnosis. Terrific Tonya will share her never shared before personal experience with Denial of Diagnosis. 
    National Seizure Disorders Foundation will be here with resources and extensive support to help you  work through these human emotions to reach Peace and live a higher quality of life. Choosing to remain in denial will only lead to death in every area of your life even death of life itself.   

  • 00:58

    NSDF honors PTSD Awareness Day

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    Welcome again to another spectacular episode of NSDF Seize the Day! The only podcast sharing with the public the human expereince of seizure disorder. This week, we honor PTSD Awareness Day, June 27. Recently brought to our attention, PTSD Awareness Day is now a part of the NSDF calendar. 

    What is PTSD? A diagnosis of recurring issues expereinced by an individual as a result from a traumatic event. 

    During the show we will cover related questions including but not limited to:

    What type of specialist treats/diagnoses PTSD?
    What types of PTSD are there?
    Where can one go for more help?

    Join us for this spectacular hour as we discuss PTSD and PTSD Awareness. Tonights show is a continuation of the topic #ptsdawareness covered in our Tuesday night Power Hour through Twitter. For more details and weekly updates join NSDF Power Hour through Facebook. 

    Resources brought to you tonight:

    PTSD Help - http://www.ptsd.va.gov/public

    Our Sponsor - The Advocate Dickson TN

    About NSDF - http://nsdf.us 

    Tonights Partner - TG Bears, maker of Epilpesy Bear and Jesy Bear


  • 00:55

    NSDF Presents..SUDEP Personal:Tonya Heathco

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    Showtime: 1AM UK ,8 PM EST, 7 PM CST, 5 PM PST Call in and ask questions: 1(646)721-9207 Pour something delicious&refreshing to drink. Settle into your favorite chair. This time is yours -is ours- as Kerri Croake interviews Tonya Heathco of National Seizure Disorders Foundation in a personal discussion about SUDEP. Tonya will share with us moments from her daughter Jesyka's  life, her own personal recovery from the grief of SUDEP, and the inspiration behind NSDF. Open your mind to the possibilities of helping someone develop a deeper understanding for seizures and SUDEP. When you are ready, I believe YOU can do it! As we work together growing in knowledge and number, we will be able to educate others. Feel free to call in and join the discussion 1(646) 721-9207 Your thoughts are relevant and important. Your questions are welcome. National Seizure Disorders recommends you talk with your doctor about your specific risk of SUDEP. We are here to educate you. The information we share is to create awareness and release fear and confusion from living with seizure disorders and possibly facing SUDEP. NSDF encourage you to read about SUDEP from our partners: http://www.dannydid.org/sudep http://www.chelseahutchisonfoundation.org/?q=sudep
    NSDF encourages you enjoy archived episodes:
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nsdf-presents/2013/07/04/seizuressudep-overview http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nsdf-presents/2013/07/11/sudep-personal-tom-stanton-1 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/nsdf-presents/2013/07/18/sudep-personal-julie-hutchinson
    Pass this resource onto someone you know. Awareness begins with you and the simple act of sharing.  

  • 02:58

    Talking Terror Presents: Who You Gonna Call?

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    Welcome back Screamlings to yet another new episode of Talking Terror Presents! Hopefully, the title of this week's episode was enough to let you know what films we will be covering! With the recent announcement of an all-female cast remake of a certain classic film, we felt it would be a disservice to not throw the originals out there for some fun, TTP Crew style! Yes folks, we are talking "Ghostbusters" (1984) and "Ghostbusters 2" (1989)! We're talking slime, we're talking ooze, we're talking dogs and cats living together, Venkman, Spengler, Stantz....and yes, even Zedmore! We'll even touch on the cartoon series, including the one with the gorilla! So fire up your proton packs and get the traps ready! Stay scared!!

  • 00:58

    NSDF Seize the Day: Talk About Aphasia

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    NSDF invites you to Seize the Day as we talk about Aphasia. NSDF dedicates this episode of Seize the Day to create awareness of an issue seizure survivors expereince from time to time, some more than others, Aphasia.

    During this hour, we will cover these and more:

    What is Aphasia?
    Why does it occur?
    What can be done?
    Where can one go for more information and help?

    National Seizure Disorders Foundation is giving you this information today as a close to June. You see, June was National Aphasia Awareness Month and not many knew! Let do the right thing and together mark June on our calendars next year as National Aphasia Awareness Month to pay the medical issue better attention and draw awareness where it is due.. 


    Help and information on Aphasia: http://www.aphasia.org/

    Help and information on seizure disorders: http://nsdf.us


    Thank you to tonight's sponsor: The Advocate (Dickson TN)


    TG Bears  Maker of Jesy Bear, mascot of NSDF

    Neotraining Network, Bringing YOU Tools of Letting Go!








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