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The crippling disease left her with constant seizures that reduced her ability to have a normal life for most of her time in school and early adulthood.
She was teased during high school due to the side effects of her medication;
“I went to school and got laughed at every single day because I suffered from hair loss which is one of the side effects of the medications I was taking,” she said.
Wilson said that she went to several local specialists throughout her 15-year long ordeal but none was able to help her reduce the symptoms of the epilepsy to manageable levels.
The change came however when she fell sick for a total of 5 months and her father finally decided to send her to Guyana for treatment;
“After falling sick for five months;from the 24th of Feburary to the 30th of July my father decided to send me to Guyana,” she said.
In Guyana Wilson was diagnosed with a nerve deficiency which lead to the seizures.
She was prescribed the anti-epilepsy drug Keffra and she has seen remarkable improvements since.
“Here I am today, no more in wheel chair and with my seizures under control,” she said.
Wilson had a thank you for her family and friends who stood by her during her struggles:
“I would like to thank my doctor Ghansham Singh, my uncle, his wife and kids, my no sleep crew Christa, Aj, Zedan, Yandy, Eli and Kessa. Also my two sisters Soriah and Tamara for having the patience to deal with sleepiness nights with me. My mom Enda, my sister for going to Guyana with me and having the patience,” she said.
My forevers Cagina, Vaince, Gale, Melvin, aunty Gloria, Omari, Osei, aunty Nilsa, Granny Baba, Mervin, Zanick, Nurse Dolly, Jeanic and Queena and most of all the love of my life father who never ever gave up on me. I am delighted and grateful to be here today because of all their motivations. I will continue doing my best.