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Florence Griffith Joyner is an American athlete. She is a track and field thelete and know as Flo Jo. She has been considered as the fastest oman of all times. In the year 1988, she held the record for both 100 metres and 200 metres which still stands unbroken. She died due to seizure in her sleep at the age of 38 years.

1. Florence Griffith Joyner


Olympic athlete Dai Greene is a British track and field athelete. He suffered from epilepsy since long and had been getting seizures regularly. But recenty, he has not suffered a single seizure since years. The reason is not the treatment he has received from the medical experts. He is not on any professional help. Although he has made significant lifestyle changes like cutting completely on alcohol, starting sleeping on time and waking up on time. These changes has somehow, controlled his seizures and now he is able to lead a normal life. Remember, no one with epilepsy should rely only on the lifestyle changes without professional doctor's help. Although it has worked for Dai, it might not work for you. So you can take lifestyle changes, but with consultation with your doctor.

2. Dai Greene


Harold Clifton Lanier (born July 4, 1942) is a former infielder, coach and manager in Major League Baseball. On November 18, 2014, he was named the first manager in the history of the Ottawa Champions Baseball Club of the independent Can-Am League.

3. Hal Lanier


lan Faneca was born on December 7, 1976. He is a former professional American football player. He played as a Gurad for record 13 seasons in the NFL. Faneca started having having seizures, which were later diagnosed as epilepsy, at the age of Fifteen years. He took medication to take control and continued playing football.

4. Alan Faneca


Grover Cleveland Alexander serves as an icon for his generation of professional baseball players. Alexander was born on February 26, 1887, in Elba, Nebraska. The shelling Alexander was exposed to during his military service and which caused Alexander to lose his hearing in one ear was possibly the trigger of his epilepsy, which showed its first symptoms shortly thereafter.

5. Grover Cleveland Alexander
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