April 7, 2016
Jonathan Dale’s Story
Jonathan Dale is a remarkable young man. He has intractable epilepsy which means that his seizures are not controlled by medication. Despite having daily seizures, Jonny is always smiling and ready for whatever new adventure the day may bring. Epilepsy does not define him, it is just another lion to be tamed.
Art is one of the ways he expresses the rich intellect and creativity in his mind, even when he is challenged to communicate in other ways. Jonny said, “I am an artist. It is my job to show people what they cannot see with their eyes.” Jonny’s ability to paint and tell stories has helped people outside the epilepsy community empathize this those who struggle with the disorder.