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The Wybourn Family

The Wybourn Family

Gracie (the red head) is 21 and a senior at northern illinois university
Ella (the dark headed girl) is 17 and a junior in high school
Ethan is 11 and a 5th grader

The Wybourn Family...Curt, Sara, Gracie, Ella, Ethan, Baxter the hamster and Phinneas the fish live in a small town in Illinois. Ethan was diagnosed with epilepsy three years ago. Since then, the Wybourn's have jumped in with both feet and have educated themselves as much as they could about the condition. In the process, the family has learned just as much about themselves as they have about seizure disorders. Purple Day is a big event for them and this year, Gracie, Ella and Ethan are the three beautiful children you see on the Purple Day USA poster.


Blog Posts by The Wybourn Family

  • Ella

    Ella, Ethan’s Big Sister

    Zoo We Mama! I know most people think going to the movies is just a regular thing, but for my brother and I it was a real milestone. My brother and I read the series Diary Of A Wimpy Kid together, and I mean full out voices. When the movie finally came out in theaters, […]

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  • Ethan’s Epilepsy Soup by Gracie, Ethan's Big Sister

    Ethan’s Epilepsy Soup by Gracie, Ethan’s Big Sister

    Three years ago I received a phone call to my dorm room saying that my younger brother had suffered a seizure. I was shocked to say the least and ever since that night a lot of things have changed in my family. The best way to describe how my family works now is to think […]

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  • Curt-Ethans

    Curt, Ethan’s Dad

    When my wife told me we were asked to be guest bloggers on Dr. Greene’s site I was very excited. Any time my family has a chance to talk about epilepsy we are more than willing. My 11-year-old son Ethan was diagnosed with Epilepsy in March of 2007.

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  • sara-mom

    Sara, Ethan’s Mom

    Do you ever have those moments where you suddenly stop,look around and say, “How did I get here?” That was me last week folding laundry.  It’s like you live your life and then it hits you–what your life really is! It’s so surreal that Gracie is graduating from NIU in May. Ella is picking out […]

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  • ethan2

    Hey readers, Ethan here!

    I have so much to do the week of PURPLE DAY. Today I’m going to the local library, which I am totally stoked about, to read a book about Epilepsy to the kids. Then I’m going to my friend Tyler’s house to hang out. I still get nervous about spending the night places so I […]

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