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About Kristin

Kristin Seaborg is a pediatrician, parent, author, and owner of Write for a Change, LLC. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and her M.D. from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Kristin's memoir, The Sacred Disease (Booktrope, 2015), chronicles her experiences with seizures and epilepsy over twenty years.

As a teen, Kristin had the world at her fingertips: a loving family, happiness and security, early admission to medical school--until the frightening diagnosis of epilepsy threatened to destroy both her career path and her health. Living in constant fear that her seizures would intensify and prevent her from practicing medicine, Kristin kept her condition a closely guarded secret, leading a tenuous double life as patient and practitioner. A memoir of discovery, acceptance, and hope, The Sacred Disease chronicles Kristin’s tenacious fight for a seizure-free life. Remarkably, although Kristin's knowledge and expertise continue to develop as a pediatrician and mother, her experiences as a vulnerable patient provide the most valuable lessons of all.

The Sacred Disease: My Life With Epilepsy is $15.95 paperback and $6.99 for e-book versions.  It can be found on Amazon or at Mystery to Me or Room of One's Own bookstores in Madison, Wisconsin.  100% of author royalties from sale of The Sacred Disease will be donated to Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE).

You can find excerpts from the book and stories about others living with epilepsy on Kristin's blog, One in Twenty Six.  Kristin can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

Dr. Kristin Seaborg brings a deeply personal perspective on epilepsy to all of us who read her blog or have heard her speak.  Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) was fortunate to have Kristin share her story in our 2012 video, which was shown to the audience at our annual Chicago event.  Kristin’s courage and resiliency are inspirational, and her sensitivity to her audience--whether  in written or verbal presentations--ensures that her message resonates and that her impact is profound. - Susan Axelrod, Founding Chair, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy