A Kansas woman’s walking across the country to draw attention to epilepsy and raise money for research on the disease. 39-year-old Karla Brown of McPherson, Kansas, underwent brain surgery 20 years ago to halt the seizures that plagues her two or three times a day. The surgery was a success, and brown’s been seizure-free ever since. To celebrate, Brown began a nationwide walk in Seattle, Washington, back in March, to raise money for future epilepsy research. She’s averaged about 15 miles a day while giving talks about epilepsy at schools and churche along the way. Last night, Brown stayed at an Anamosa hotel free of charges. She plans to make it to Washington, D.C. within a year and there visit the national offices of the Epilepsy Foundation of America.
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