Curing epilepsy; Mary Seacole, the little-known founder of modern nursing
This week, to recognize National Epilepsy Awareness Month, we discussed epilepsy and efforts to help cure the disease.
First we spoke with Beth Lewin Dean, CEO of CURE Epilepsy, a nonprofit organization founded by Susan Axelrod and a small group of parents of children with epilepsy dedicated to finding cures for the disease.
We also spoke with Nora Hennessy, whose daughter suffers from epilepsy.
Next we were joined by the U.K. based author Helen Rappoport, who introduced us to the little-known founder of modern nursing — Mary Seacole, a Black Jamaican woman who gets little attention in the U.S.