Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 12:00am
It is so appropriate that my last day in Seoul was all about Epilepsy! As you know, I was so impacted last year when I discovered the horrible stigma towards people living with epilepsy. Although we still have progress to make the U.S., the situation is far worse in South Korea! In South Korea, the term for epilepsy is Cerebro Electric Disorder.
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 10:37pm
I was so honored to speak at a hearing at the National Assembly on Friday morning. This is the South Korean equivalent of our U.S. Capitol.  It was such a special day for me and very personal.
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:53pm
We met the fabulous intern from the Embassy, Haydee, and met Geonhyeong at TBS News for a morning radio show; the only English radio show in Seoul. This is a very impressive station in the media square.  It was a great interview talking about my reason for being in Seoul, about the high unemployment for people with disabilities in South Korea, and my epilepsy.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 10:12pm
My second day in South Korea was jammed packed! It was also very hot and humid today, reaching 83 degrees. In South Korea, you see some people walking outside wearing masks due to the pollution from China.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 10:40pm
Today was the first day of my US State Department sponsored trip to South Korea for the disability program on employment and epilepsy.  Last April, I was asked by the US State Department, at the request of the Embassy in South Korea, to discuss and engage with various groups about the employment of people with disabilities.   I was so thrilled to see Geonhyeong Cho; who works for the US Embassy.