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Music and Epilepsy

November 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized


Using the sound of her violin, concert violinist Martha Curtis teaches hope, and the power to overcome anything. Curtis has suffered from epilepsy her entire life, even having seizures on the biggest concert stages in the world.
15 years ago, Curtis put her career and love for music on the line, undergoing three major brain surgeries removing the part of the brain causing her seizures. Curtis was the first professional musician to undergo the procedure that has reportedly caused blindness, and losing the ability to hear music. A day after her third surgery, Curtis again played the violin, playing an excerpt from beethoven. The surgery was a success. Curtis has not suffered a seizure ever since, and now travels around the world talking to people from all walks of life, teaching them never to give up.
Martha Curtis’ story has been featured on CBS’s 60 minutes, and she is currently writing a book. Curtis credits music for saving her life, allowing beauty into her heart, not just an illness.


2 Comments so far ↓

  • K

    Thanks for the information on epilepsy. I had no idea that music and epilepsy were connected.

    We recently wrote an article on a new drup for epilepsy at Brain Blogger. Back in October the FDA approved a new treatment for epilepsy. But how does it work and what are the risks?

    We would like to read your comments on our article. Thank you.


  • megat

    your blog very beautiful and more info ,make me excited. Congratulation!!

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