She has had epilepsy for 61 years. 40 of those years were spent at the University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan as an experiment in the science of neurology. Her doctors were professors and as they learned more about epilepsy they passed the knowledge on to her.
She has taught epilepsy under the guidance of two doctors, written a skit for TV, and was a state representative for the epilepsy society.
The skit was shown on PBS – WGVU in Grand Rapids, Michigan.