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Shining a Spotlight on Epilepsy

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Shining a Spotlight on Epilepsy

Renee speaks with filmmaker Tiffany Webb, whose latest documentary, Voice of the Epilepsies airing on KET, chronicles the story of a young girl living with epilepsy and her family's determination to treat the seizure disorder. Webb also discusses her own experience of being diagnosed with epilepsy.
S13 E35 Length 28:02 Premiere: 6.29.18

Shining a Spotlight on Epilepsy

Savannah Salazar was a feisty, energetic toddler until she was about two-and-a-half years old. Then, for reasons her parents and doctors still don’t understand, she began having seizures.

At first it was just a few episodes a day. Then there were dozens each day – jerking seizures, staring seizures, fall-to-the ground seizures – at all hours of the day and night.

“I have been watching Savannah seize for 15 years, and nobody should have to watch that,” says her mother, Tracy Dixon-Salazar. “Nobody should have to watch their kid have one seizure, let alone 27,000 seizures, and I count them because that’s all I can really do.”

That full-of-life toddler is now a 25-year-old woman who needs multiple medications and constant care from her family to protect her health and safety. Their story is told in a new documentary produced by Tiffany Webb, a Washington County native and Lexington filmmaker. Webb appeared on KET’s Connections to discuss her documentary and her own battle with epilepsy.

Living with an ‘Invisible Condition’
Webb was seven years old when she began having mild seizures that she describes as staring spells where she briefly loses consciousness. It would be another five years before doctors finally confirmed a diagnosis of epilepsy.

Even with medication, Webb says she still doesn’t have control over her seizures, which can happen multiple times a day, or disappear completely for months at a time. She calls her epilepsy an “invisible condition.”

“People don’t see how you have to restructure your entire life,” Webb says. “I don’t drive to this day… I have to schedule things in advance. I have to prioritize my health and wellbeing.”

Her own journey with the disorder inspired her to make a film that could help raise awareness about epilepsy as well as the challenges faced by families living with the condition and researchers trying to find a cure for it.

The documentary is called “Voice of the Epilepsies.” That’s because epilepsy isn’t just a single condition; it comes in thousands of forms that range from mild to severe. But they all are marked by sudden, recurring, and unpredictable episodes caused by an electrical abnormality in the brain that affect a person’s alertness, motor functions, or bodily sensations.

Webb and her then-husband spent five years following the day-to-day struggles of Savannah Salazar as she navigated family life, school, and doctors appointments. In home video clips, viewers see Savannah change from a boisterous child to a teenaged girl who must wear a helmet to protect her head from uncontrollable bouts of jerking, twitching, and seizing. Along the way, her parents, Tracy and Ruben, and her older brother keep a watchful, loving eye on her.

“I mostly just feel like we’re trying to keep Savannah alive and uninjured,” Tracy says in the film.

The Search for Multiple Cures
Some 65 million people worldwide have some form of epilepsy. In fact, the odds are about one in 10 that a person will have at least one seizure during their lifetime, according to Dr. Jerome Engel of the Seizure Disorder Center at UCLA Health Systems, who appears in “Voice of the Epilepsies.” But he says only a third of those who do have a seizure actually go on to develop some form of epilepsy.

Treatments range from medications and surgery, to dietary changes and electrical nerve stimulation. Engel says drugs can control seizures in about 60 percent of patients, while the remainder may be faced with a lifetime disability.

“There’s so many different types of epilepsy that there are going to be cures when we find them – it’s not going to be one answer, which just makes it more challenging to do,” says Susan Axelrod, founding chair of Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, in a clip from Webb’s film. “We prefer to look at it as great opportunities and we think that understanding epilepsy is going to be a window into understanding all sorts of other brain disorders.”

After three years of seizing, Savannah Salazar was diagnosed with a severe form of childhood epilepsy known as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. It results in a range of seizure types as well as intellectual disability. She is not a candidate for surgery because her seizures originate from too many locations in her brain. But the family has had some successes with medications and dietary treatments.

“I have a love/hate relationship with medications because I know they are a lot of the reason that she has so many problems walking and talking,” Tracy says. “But she would not be alive today without medication.”

Even with these treatments, Savannah’s prognosis is not good. Tracy says her daughter has been near death four times with episodes of continuous seizures. Ruben Salazar recalls finding his daughter unresponsive at home. He performed CPR, and with each pump of her chest, he thought to himself that he was not ready to let her go. Both parents live with the fact that their daughter is not expected to survive to her 30th birthday.

“That scares me – I know it’s coming,” Ruben says. “You’ve got other [parents] talking about cheerleading camp and softball, we’re talking about trying to plan our daughter’s death.”

Finding the Silver Linings
Instead of living in a constant state of fear and frustration, Tracy took matters in her own hands. The stay-at-home mom went back to school to improve her English skills so she could better understand the medical information she amassed about Savannah’s condition.

Then she decided to take some science classes, which she discovered she loved. That led her to obtain an associate’s degree, then a bachelor’s degree, and finally move on to graduate studies.

“Somewhere, I think maybe in the first or second year of grad school, I decided that I loved science enough and I disliked epilepsy enough to marry the two,” says Tracy. “I wanted to do epilepsy research.”

Now Tracy has her Ph.D. and she serves as director of research and strategy for the Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises funds to support people living with the condition and to fund research.

“It’s not just about creating a medication that’s going to have less side effects or creating a medication that’s going to cut her seizures down by 30 percent,” she says. “It’s about finding a cure for this horrible, horrible disorder.”

Despite the daily challenges, the Salazars say they still find great joy in their lives with Savannah.

“She’s just so full of love and she’s just somebody you want to be around,” says her brother, Talon.

That positive attitude is crucial, says filmmaker Tiffany Webb.

“You can find silver linings in everything. You can find strength in trials… You always can take a bad thing and help someone else,” Webb says. “There’s freedom in accepting yourself or accepting what you have or what you’re going through.”

While Webb is expected to have a full life, she is haunted by the fact that 50,000 people die each year from seizures. She says that drives her to continue to use her storytelling talents to raise awareness about epilepsy.

“I just don’t want those people to die year after year,” Webb says. “So it’s tough sometimes, and I just keep it in mind that I’m plugging away and I’m doing what I can, and that’s all that matters.”

“Voice of the Epilepsies” airs on KET-KY. throughout July and August. The documentary is also available to rent or purchase on Vimeo. Webb says she is donating a portion of the proceeds of video streaming and sales to epilepsy research.

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Scott Hesseltine - S11 E32

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  • Wednesday May 27, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 27, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 27, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 27, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 27, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Jessie Laine Powell - S11 E31

  • Tuesday May 26, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 26, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 26, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 26, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 26, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 26, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Oral Health Care In Kentucky - S11 E30

  • Monday May 25, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 25, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday May 25, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 25, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Criminal Justice Reform - Cherise Fanno Burdeen - S13 E34

  • Wednesday May 27, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 27, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday May 27, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 27, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday May 24, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday May 24, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday May 24, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 24, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday May 24, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday May 24, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET

Kishonna Gray - S11 E29

  • Friday May 22, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 22, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday May 22, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 22, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday May 22, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 22, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Gretchen Hunt - S11 E28

  • Thursday May 21, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 21, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday May 21, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 21, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday May 21, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 21, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Dr. Erin Frazier - S11 E27

  • Wednesday May 20, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 20, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 20, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 20, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 20, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 20, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Crystal Wilkinson - S11 E26

  • Tuesday May 19, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 19, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 19, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 19, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 19, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 19, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes - S11 E25

  • Monday May 18, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 18, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday May 18, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 18, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday May 18, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 18, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Shining a Spotlight on Epilepsy - S13 E35

  • Sunday May 24, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 24, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday May 23, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday May 23, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 20, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 20, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday May 20, 2020 6:03 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 20, 2020 5:03 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday May 17, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday May 17, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday May 17, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 17, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday May 17, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday May 17, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET

Child Abuse Awareness and Prevention - S11 E24

  • Friday May 15, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 15, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday May 15, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 15, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday May 15, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 15, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

A Tribute to Georgia Davis Powers - S11 E18

  • Thursday May 14, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 14, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday May 14, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 14, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday May 14, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 14, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Andrew Brennen - S11 E17

  • Wednesday May 13, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 13, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 13, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 13, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 13, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 13, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Anthony Smith - S11 E16

  • Tuesday May 12, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 12, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 12, 2020 2:19 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 12, 2020 1:19 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 12, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 12, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Wayne Lewis - S11 E15

  • Monday May 11, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 11, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday May 11, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 11, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday May 11, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 11, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Julie Cerel - Youth Suicide Prevention - S14 E29

  • Sunday May 17, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 17, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday May 16, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday May 16, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 13, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 13, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday May 13, 2020 6:06 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 13, 2020 5:06 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday May 10, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday May 10, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday May 10, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 10, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday May 10, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday May 10, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET

Former Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear - S11 E11

  • Friday May 8, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 8, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday May 8, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 8, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday May 8, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 8, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Miss Kentucky Clark Davis - S11 E10

  • Thursday May 7, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 7, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday May 7, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 7, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday May 7, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday May 7, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Ari Berman - S11 E9

  • Wednesday May 6, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 6, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 6, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 6, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 6, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 6, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Allison Joseph - S11 E8

  • Tuesday May 5, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 5, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 5, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 5, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 5, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday May 5, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Dorothy Butler Gilliam - S11 E7

  • Monday May 4, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 4, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday May 4, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 4, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Monday May 4, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Monday May 4, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Dayna Seelig - S15 E12

  • Sunday May 10, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 10, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday May 9, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday May 9, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday May 6, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 6, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday May 6, 2020 6:05 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday May 6, 2020 5:05 pm CT on KET
  • Sunday May 3, 2020 6:00 pm ET on KET2
  • Sunday May 3, 2020 5:00 pm CT on KET2
  • Sunday May 3, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 3, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Sunday May 3, 2020 12:00 pm ET on KET
  • Sunday May 3, 2020 11:00 am CT on KET

Colene Elridge - S14 E23

  • Sunday May 3, 2020 8:00 am ET on KETKY
  • Sunday May 3, 2020 7:00 am CT on KETKY
  • Saturday May 2, 2020 4:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Saturday May 2, 2020 3:30 pm CT on KETKY

Jacinda Townsend - S11 E6

  • Friday May 1, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 1, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday May 1, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 1, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Friday May 1, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Friday May 1, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Kellie Blair Hardt - S11 E5

  • Thursday April 30, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 30, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday April 30, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 30, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Thursday April 30, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Thursday April 30, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

Pellom McDaniels - S10 E30

  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 11:30 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 10:30 pm CT on KET
  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 6:11 pm ET on KET
  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 5:11 pm CT on KET

Childhood Cancer - S11 E4

  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Wednesday April 29, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY

The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia - Gerald Smith - S11 E3

  • Tuesday April 28, 2020 10:30 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 28, 2020 9:30 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 28, 2020 2:00 pm ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 28, 2020 1:00 pm CT on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 28, 2020 5:30 am ET on KETKY
  • Tuesday April 28, 2020 4:30 am CT on KETKY
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Season 13

Marcie Timmerman - Mental Health and Wellness

S13 E43 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 8.24.18

Tiffany Manuel - Affordable Housing

S13 E42 Length 27:32 Premiere Date 8.17.18

Jessica Dueñas - 2019 Kentucky Teacher of the Year

S13 E41 Length 28:52 Premiere Date 8.10.18

2018 KIDS COUNT Data Book

S13 E37 Length 28:48 Premiere Date 7.13.18

A New Task Force on Opioids

S13 E36 Length 28:07 Premiere Date 7.6.18

Shining a Spotlight on Epilepsy

S13 E35 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 6.29.18

Criminal Justice Reform

S13 E34 Length 28:32 Premiere Date 6.22.18

Jay Box - Kentucky Community and Technical College

S13 E33 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 6.15.18

Interim Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis

S13 E32 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 6.8.18

Bob King - Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

S13 E31 Length 28:09 Premiere Date 6.1.18

Rachel Childress - Lexington Habitat for Humanity

S13 E30 Length 26:22 Premiere Date 5.25.18

2018 Kentucky Primary Races

S13 E29 Length 29:52 Premiere Date 5.18.18

Dr. Donna Grigsby

S13 E28 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 5.11.18

Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention

S13 E27 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 5.4.18

Kosair Charities Face It Movement; Terry Brooks

S13 E25 Length 28:27 Premiere Date 4.20.18

Child Marriage Laws in Kentucky - Donna Pollard

S13 E24 Length 28:42 Premiere Date 4.13.18

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

S13 E23 Length 29:22 Premiere Date 4.6.18

Secretary Derrick Ramsey - Apprenticeships

S13 E22 Length 28:09 Premiere Date 2.23.18

Educational Innovation

S13 E21 Length 28:45 Premiere Date 2.16.18

Gerald Smith

S13 E20 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 2.9.18

Perry Bacon Jr.

S13 E18 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 2.2.18

DV8 Kitchen

S13 E17 Length 28:37 Premiere Date 1.19.18

Silas House, New Novel

S13 E16 Length 28:03 Premiere Date 1.16.18

Tawanda Owsley

S13 E15 Length 26:32 Premiere Date 1.5.18

Sexual Harassment Issues

S13 E14 Length 28:37 Premiere Date 12.15.17

Disability Rates and Benefits

S13 E13 Length 27:27 Premiere Date 12.8.17

Good Samaritans

S13 E12 Length 28:42 Premiere Date 11.17.17

A Salute to Heroes

S13 E10 Length 26:18 Premiere Date 11.10.17

Legislative Health Policy

S13 E9 Length 28:12 Premiere Date 11.3.17

Elder Care

S13 E8 Length 29:31 Premiere Date 10.27.17

Preventing Youth Suicide

S13 E7 Length 28:17 Premiere Date 10.20.17

A Proposal for Pension Reform

S13 E6 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 10.13.17

Rethinking Pain Medication

S13 E5 Length 28:02 Premiere Date 10.6.17

Former Gov. Steve Beshear

S13 E4 Length 28:53 Premiere Date 9.29.17

Secretary Elaine Chao

S13 E3 Length 28:52 Premiere Date 9.22.17

Smoking Cessation and Pregnancy

S13 E2 Length 29:32 Premiere Date 9.8.17

Author and Journalist Sam Quinones

S13 E1 Length 28:52 Premiere Date 9.1.17

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