America’s Got Talent: Connor Doran
Epilepsy, also commonly known as a seizure disorder, is a neurological condition that affects the nervous system and a variety of mental and physical functions. The seizures in epiliepsy may be related to a brain injury or a family tendency, but in most cases the cause is unknown. The word “epilepsy” does not indicate anything about the cause of the person’s seizures, what type they are, or how severe they are.
A seizure happens when a brief, strong surge of electrical activity affects part or all of the brain. One in ten adults will have a seizure sometime during their life. [Via]
With that said, meet Connor Doran. Connor is a contestant on America’s Got Talent. As a young child Connor was diagnosed with epilepsy, a prognosis his doctors saw, as he and his mother describe, as being bleak. Connor, however, found a way to focus his hardships with epilepsy into something unique and beautiful — he began indoor kite flying. The video (below) is his performance for America’s Got Talent set to the music of Sarah McLachlan’s Angel.
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For more information on Epilepsy, visit the Epilepsy Foundation.