11 years old
Swam in waterfalls at Costa Rica
Reese was 5 when she had her first seizure. Neurologists at Children’s National Hospital diagnosed her with epilepsy and taught her how to control her seizures. The hospital listens to Reese and they helped her create a plan which has given her confidence to utilize her voice. “I have a plan and I know my limits, thanks to my doctors,” Reese says. “Last year, I went to Costa Rica with my family. I swam in waterfalls, crossed hanging bridges and climbed cliffs. I felt great.” Reese is now 11 years old and recognizes that there is so much she can do. One of her favorite activities is to swim!