A Hero for Epileptics
By A Hero for Epileptics
To increase awareness about epilepsy & other disorders. Focus on giving everyone the courage to live everyday no matter what.
Another day for AHFE
Catching up on where we are and How Bruno is doing with new seizure meds and the RNS device
June 24, 2021
Epilepsy Description of Events
The CEO asks his partner/caregiver to describe a seizure from start to finish.
April 11, 2021
February 2021 updates
Another month into the COVID pandemic and we discuss where we are, new tests for Bruno’s epilepsy and other safety tips to keep you well in your own home if a seizure occurs.
February 26, 2021
New year for AHFE
Happy New Year to all our followers and we hope you are all well and staying strong. It’s been a long year and we look forward to a more positive one health wise this year.
January 16, 2021
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month
Where are we with AHFE and what does this month mean to us.
November 9, 2020
Today with A Hero for Epileptics
We are again back after a lot of craziness happening this past few months. We are all surviving right now and have to stay positive.
August 30, 2020
A Hero for Epileptics is back on track
We have been moving and taking care of our health, but we are ready to get back to business and raise awareness about epilepsy.
June 28, 2020
AHFE Introduces MedicAlert Foundation Healthy Hour COVID-19 Q&A
Informative live health hour from MedicAlert Foundation focusing on COVID-19 with special guest , Dr. David Shulkin answering questions. Access the compiled resource center here - https://www.medicalert.org/covid19resourcecenter
April 2, 2020
Purple Day and special guest MedicAlert Foundation
Today is Purple Day and we are joined by our founder and CEO, Bruno Fiacco as well as special guest MedicAlert Foundation. You can learn more about them at www.MedicAlert.org and www.MedicAlert.org/living-with-epilepsy Use code PROTECT25 to save 25% on a new medical ID.
March 26, 2020
March awareness and Purple Day prep
Where are we during this time and why it’s important to remember those with neurological conditions while facing Covid-19.
March 23, 2020
Facts about doctors and treatment plans
Who are the doctors that focus on the brain and nervous system and why is proper medicine taking important.
February 17, 2020
Updates on life Part II
Second half of where we are with Bruno’s healing and AHFE.
February 17, 2020
Updates on life Part I
Where we are as a an .org, personal growth and AHFE happenings. Also an update on the Founder as he recovers from RNS implantation.
February 17, 2020
New year and new happenings
Happy New Year and what AHFE has been up to in the way of surgery, investing and work.
January 27, 2020
AHFE and why you need to be involved.
We are a non profit organization raising much needed awareness about epilepsy. The founder had epilepsy and his wife works with him as both a caregiver and business partner. Their mission is to get more research to find a cure and also make sure that all those with epilepsy or other brain disorders keep fighting everyday to have a better tomorrow.
January 4, 2020
Where we are, buying property and what’s next.
Its the time of year for fundraising as well as a decision to purchase our first property. We also discuss what’s next for the CEO as we are speaking to a surgeon this week about a neuro procedure.
December 16, 2019
Importance of Hobbies and updates
Where AHFE is? potential surgery for our CEO and keeping sage hobbies.
December 8, 2019
Seizure Response Plan
In case of an epilepsy emergency keep a written response plan with you.
November 24, 2019
Weekend Epilepsy warrior
Running around, seeing family and where Bruno’s health is.
November 11, 2019
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month 2
Michelle Fiacco, CMO of AHFE talks about epilepsy in the US and how it compares to other neurological conditions.
October 31, 2019
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month 1
Over 65 million people have epilepsy worldwide and close to 4 million in the US. Bruno Fiacco, our CEO wants to raise awareness all November long.
October 31, 2019
Holiday travel and marriage
Plans for holiday pre travel that also keeps someone with epilepsy safe. Why it’s important to work together in a marriage.
October 24, 2019
AHFE updates for October
Where are we with medical and non profit work. Also our condolences to the Cervantes family.
October 15, 2019
Epilepsy affects many
Worldwide as well as domestic US stats.
October 7, 2019
Do what you can.
Life gets in the way and you have to remind yourself that sometimes you will get upset or be tired or not in the mood to deal with certain aspects of your day. Don’t give up no matter the condition you are facing or if you are a caregiver. We are all human. Support AHFE today at www.aheroforepileptics.org/donate
September 30, 2019
This weeks events
What is happening with the cat? How were Bruno’s seizures this week?
September 21, 2019
Focal epilepsy and the movies
We remember 9/11, How can you enjoy movies with bright lights and flashing?
September 11, 2019
Are there different types of epilepsy? Yes
Seizures can be placed in many categories based on the parts of the brain in which they occur. There are over 40 types of seizures.
September 1, 2019
Post vacation follow up
Taking a break is always important and sometimes leaving your home is healthy.
August 24, 2019
What do you learn from an EEG?
This is a tool that helps doctors diagnose epilepsy by finding irregular electrical activity in the brain.
August 11, 2019
What’s next for our CEO
Bruno Fiacco, CEO of AHFE has started a new diet, is seeing his eligibility for a medical procedure and has been having some dizziness in the am.
August 2, 2019
VNS vs RNS vs DBS
What are the differences between devices to control seizures?
July 24, 2019
AHFE in mid July
Doctors appointments, summer and staying busy in an epilepsy world.
July 15, 2019
Dedicated to Cameron Boyce
Cameron had a seizure in his sleep and although it may not have been from epilepsy, it is still important to raise awareness around why seizures occur and how they affect all our lives. We also discuss 4th of July and the weekend.
July 7, 2019
What are non epileptic seizures?
There are many factors that can cause a seizure that may not make it epilepsy. You will get an overview of what those are.
June 29, 2019
Weekly update from AHFE
Its been very busy in and out of the organization. Always good to get re grounded and continue to work hard.
June 27, 2019
Learn your surroundings.
Whether it’s a new cat or new a new person or a new job, make sure you learn about every facet of what you are doing so that it’s comfortable and happy all around.
June 19, 2019
Where are we with the cat, the company and life?
June 11, 2019
Rescue cats & epilepsy
So per the neurologist recommendation we got a cat to see if he will help with Bruno’s seizures, give him companionship and comfort him.
June 3, 2019
Where has the week gone?
From the conference on Sunday to Bruno having some seizures that have left him a little bruised to what we have planned for the long holiday weekend.
May 25, 2019
Treat everyone like humans
No matter what someone is facing they are not their illness or disorder or issues. They are a person and should be treated as such. Also as a caretaker you have to take care of yourself.
May 18, 2019
Social factors that may affect their health
May 9, 2019
AHFE Future Prototypes
We discuss tonight with our CEO Bruno Fiacco, 2 upcoming ideas that may lead to some big things.
May 6, 2019
2019 Travel prep
We have a lot going on at AHFE including an upcoming trip. What do you do to get prepared?
April 27, 2019
Its a holiday weekend for everyone celebrating Easter and/or Passover. We just want to give some brief insight as to where we are as a non profit and what we will be doing to keep raising awareness for epilepsy.
April 20, 2019
This week from A Hero for Epileptics
Holidays, health and what we are up to.
April 15, 2019
Epilepsy, meds & other alternatives
Do meds help all epileptics and those with seizures? What else are we looking to do to control seizures? Where is AHFE right now?
April 8, 2019
Epilepsy/Autism & staying healthy
April 2, 2019
Today is Purple Day
#PurpleDay is an international day of epilepsy awareness where people wear purple to support the cause and raise vital funds to get more research into getting those with seizures better qualities of life.
March 26, 2019
Why your doctor is important & always stay positive
Make sure your doctor has your back no matter what and helps to make your quality of life better. Being positive is also vital to improving your every day.
March 19, 2019
Purple Day, enjoy life and what we are up to
March 26th is #PurpleDay a global day of Epilepsy awareness. Wear purple and fundraise. Support AHFE at www.aheroforepileptics.org/donate
March 15, 2019
Seizure clusters outside of your home
What do you do when you husband with epilepsy has a cluster of seizures in public?
March 9, 2019
Importance of medical identification
Special guest Bruno Fiacco talks safety, education and the value of carrying medical information.
March 3, 2019
Oscars. Shout out to Selma Blair & what else AHFE is up to.
Hey guys we want to just jump on the Oscar bandwagon for a minute to discuss some of the winners and also MS which is another neurological disorder affecting millions of people. We also talk about a few things A Hero for Epileptics has going on. Check it out
February 26, 2019
You are not holding anyone back.
People with disabilities often feel like they are holding loved ones back from living their lives. This is so far from being true.
February 21, 2019
Always talk about your issues.
February 17, 2019
Stay motivated no matter what.
We all have to do paperwork and keep planning away. Don’t let anything stand in the way of what you are doing and remember that this is all of our lives. We should be working together to make the world better.
February 11, 2019
Focus on work, loved ones and your goals
Set aside time for each part of your life so you are not forgetting anything. Remember that your decisions affect both yourself and others.
February 7, 2019
Seizure Incident in the bathroom.
What happens when your Epileptic husband has a seizure mid-shower? Find out from his caregiver/wife.
February 3, 2019
Thank you for a great 1st year of the AHFE podcast
We have been creating episodes for one year now and have published over 200. We look forward to what 2019 has to bring for all of us. Thank You for the 8,300+ listens so far!
February 3, 2019
AHFE 2019 Strategic Planning phases
This weekend we have been pulling 2018 data to prepare for taxes and strategic plans for 2019. Also we are in the midst of creating a potential Epilepsy group and some events to raise awareness and fundraising dollars
January 28, 2019
Track your analytics and decide what you want to be
Reviewing how you are doing is important to see where you should be putting the most budgeted dollars. It also gives you an idea of what channels are working to raise awareness and get people excited about where you are going.
January 23, 2019
Another January week down
Getting through a long work week is never easy, but always look at what’s coming up and how you can make it even better.
January 19, 2019
We don’t have time, but work with what you have
Use the hours in the day to work, but also allow yourself time to rest and re-ground yourself.
January 14, 2019
Pay Attention to the world around you
We are all accountable for what happens to our own lives and our country. Be diligent in life, business and with your health today and always.
January 9, 2019
Exciting happenings at AHFE
New Year new opportunities.
January 6, 2019
Happy New Year from AHFE
Never stop fighting to all of our #EpilepsyWarriors out there listening to our podcast. We thank you and have a happy & healthy new year.
December 31, 2018
Post Holiday Reflections
As we move to the new year, A Hero for Epileptics looks at where we are, what it takes to be Epileptic during the holidays and where we are going before the year ends.
December 27, 2018
Pre Holiday prep
Getting ready for the holidays is never easy, but you can work, plan and execute on a number of things at once if you create a well thought out strategy for what you want to accomplish.
December 21, 2018
The December hustle
Especially towards the end of the year we push ourselves to the limit in both work and our personal lives. Just remember to stay the course, work hard and remember the hustle is 24/7.
December 16, 2018
Plan out what you can including finances, stability and where you want to be in your life. Then make sure you adjust when their are changes. Being flexible will keep you grounded.
December 11, 2018
Holiday season stress
Some of us have high stress and depression during the holidays. If you need some extra help reach out and talk about it. Also do what makes you happy this time of year even if that means staying away from all that holiday stuff.
December 5, 2018
Why you should sponsor A Hero for Epileptics
We need YOUR support to raise awareness about Epilepsy and seizures.
November 30, 2018
Traveling via Airport with Epilepsy
What did we go through and how will we alter how we travel back home?
November 26, 2018
Thank you for the shout out Grow Tech Radio
Shout out and thank you.
November 19, 2018
Awareness Month & Future Projects
Tonight Bruno Fiacco joins the podcast to talk about three projects he is working on and the importance of pacing oneself. We also reiterate the value of epilepsy awareness month and why November is so important for AHFE.
November 19, 2018
Where we are week before Thanksgiving
Highlights of the week and updates of where A Hero for Epileptics is. As well as what the Founders are doing.
November 16, 2018
Take chances to live a better life
Don’t be afraid to try to live as best as you can even if that means planning it out in advance. It’s ok as long as you are being safe and paying attention to your needs.
November 12, 2018
Where have we been?
AHFE has been hard at work on a number of projects that we would like to start sharing with you as well as creating new content for Epilepsy Awareness Month which is all November long.
November 8, 2018
November is Epilepsy Awareness Month
A Hero for Epileptics describes why November is so important for Epilepsy Awareness.
November 2, 2018
Don’t be afraid of taking certain risks.
Get out there and see what you are passion about. Time is only going forward so why wait to do what you love?
October 30, 2018
Be open to all opportunities.
Really think about everything presented to you as you don’t want to have any regrets about opportunities that could have been positive.
October 27, 2018
FACT: Don’t restrain someone having a seizure.
Most seizures end in a short time and instead of trying to hold someone, you should make sure the person is safe from injury by cushioning their head and placing them on their side.
October 22, 2018
Special Guest Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo
Nana talks to us about being a mother, having her own non-profit and how she is not letting her Epilepsy define her. Learn more about African Health Now at www.africanhealthnow.org
October 19, 2018
Time for Family & Friends is important
Making time to be around those that understand what you go through everyday is vital as these people are your main support. We also discuss plans for the remainder of the year and why November and Epilepsy Awareness Month is the best way to raise awareness and kick off #GivingTuesday and year end giving.
October 18, 2018
The Weather & Epilepsy
How does the weather affect seizures? Learn some of the ways that Bruno’s seizures change and how he stays safe.
October 15, 2018
Staying positive when you are surrounded by negativity.
Don’t let anyone give their opinion unless you ask for it. And if it is not positive feedback then it’s not worth your time. Remember that your business is your business.
October 11, 2018
Special Guest Bruno Fiacco, Founder & CEO
We have Bruno on to discuss post seizures, his fears and what we are planning with A Hero for Epileptics.
October 8, 2018
Value of a good Strategic Plan
Plan now for what you want to accomplish in the next few months, 2019 and beyond. And always remember not everything can be planned, especially when it comes to Epilepsy.
October 6, 2018
Your Health & Work Ethic
It’s important to understand your health and what you may need or want from a healthcare worker. If you have an organization like AHFE you will want to also be prepared for when you hire a staff by checking off the kind of people you would want to be on your team. The best way to do this is to use your life experiences.
October 3, 2018
Caregiver Follow Up
Meeting with a new company to help Bruno during the week and seeing if it’s a good fit.
September 30, 2018
Facebook, Facts, Fundraising & Future
AHFE has applied to be able to have FB fundraisers, will give you some interesting facts all October long, talk about a recent fall seizure and share some of the plans we have in store. Learn more at https://www.aheroforepileptics.org
September 27, 2018
The weekend, plans & new swag
No matter what seizures Bruno has over the weekend, he is still able to visit his niece, make Board member plans and help work on some next steps for A Hero for Epileptics. You can also make a donation to support AHFE by going to https://www.aheroforepileptics.org/donate and we will send you our branded sunglasses.
September 24, 2018
Locking of the Brain, Body & Soul
We all wake up and know we are having a bad day just by the way we feel and what’s happening around us. Now imagine for a minute that your bad day is surrounded by seizures that cause you to spill drinks on yourself and fall down on concrete.
September 20, 2018
Be prepared to be adaptable
Changes are happening all the time and if you can’t move with them you will not be able to forge ahead.
September 18, 2018
Workplace Stress & Epilepsy
Going to work can be stressful for the average person. Now add another layer that includes Epilepsy and that stress can lead to seizures.
September 16, 2018
What is your perspective?
In recalling the events of 9-11 and working with certain individuals daily, we take a look at what life looks like when you take a number of factors into consideration. Is life precious? Should you hire employees based on their reflection of yourself?
September 13, 2018
Plans for the 9/10 week
A Hero for Epileptics plans for this week, our Board Member thoughts, a quick shout out to Stephen King and the rest of 2018 fundraising bonanza.
September 10, 2018
Why having a team is important
Working with people you can trust in your personal and business life is vital to your success. We all need to have a team of individuals we can depend on no matter what.
September 7, 2018
Safety around children
It you have Epilepsy or other disorders, what is best to keep children safe just in case you have a seizure as they play near you? How do you protect your family when you don’t have control of your seizures? How much dead weight does 215 lbs that Bruno weighs feel like?
September 5, 2018
Deciding on Potential Board Members
What kind of people do you want on your team? Picking those who are passionate about your cause and willing to roll up their sleeves to strategize is optimal.
September 3, 2018
Family are people you can count on that love you. They have your best interests in mind and they are not always blood.
September 1, 2018
Back to School & Epilepsy
Starting classes again can be super stressful and that’s even more prevalent when you are also battling Epilepsy. Find ways to make the school year even better by paying attention to seizure triggers and avoiding them as best as you can.
August 29, 2018
Focus, Focus, Focus
When you are building your business never let negative feelings or thoughts creep in. Stay focused on the tasks at hand and be positive no matter what.
August 27, 2018
501c3 Public Non Profit Status
A Hero for Epileptics is excited to announce we received our official approval from the IRS that we are a public non profit. This will open a number of doors and continue pushing us towards our goals.
August 24, 2018
Mid week Business & Epilepsy Tips
Some thoughts from experience being an Entrepreneur as well as some ways to avoid seizure triggers.
August 22, 2018
Why did AHFE want to raise awareness about Epilepsy? What’s the motivation to promoting anything? Do you need passion? Do you need drive?
August 20, 2018
What is active epilepsy?
A history of doctor-diagnosed epilepsy or seizure disorder. Learn more at AHeroforEpileptics.org
August 17, 2018
Don’t let your emotions take over decision making
Strategy is vital when you are working full time and on your business. Be prepared as much as possible before making that exciting leap to being your own boss.
August 15, 2018
Be open to possibilities.
Always allow your business to be able to view all potential strategies and plans. There is no wrong direction to go in as long as you give it your all and work hard.
August 12, 2018
What Causes Seizures: Part II
We discuss some of the other causes of seizures on our extensive list as well as what it is called when there is no know cause for a seizure.
August 10, 2018
What Causes Seizures: Part I
A Hero for Epileptics is going to break it down in two parts so that we can be very informative about some of the causes of seizures. We also want to empathize that not all seizures lead to an Epilepsy diagnosis.
August 8, 2018
Weekend Recap & Exciting plans for AHFE
How did the weekend go? What are we planning the rest of the year? Find out by listening to tonight’s episode from AHFE.
August 6, 2018
Epilepsy stigma and end of summer appeal
Getting people to talk about Epilepsy is not easy, but we are seeing an increase on our social channels. AHFE is also looking to fundraise for the end of summer as a prep test for the end of year giving period.
August 4, 2018
Seizure Triggers for Epileptics
Know your triggers so that you can live a healthy life.
August 2, 2018
Policies & Planning for staff
Strategically think about what you want your company policies to be before you implement them so they are well established by staff.
August 1, 2018
Fundraising has to be done with patience & passion.
Raising money to support your work is a slow build. Be patient and work hard at making things happen. Remember that nothing is achieved over night. It takes a while to build trust with people who will eventually open their wallets and support your cause.
July 30, 2018
Be passionate about what you do.
Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty when you are working towards your goals. It take a lot of hard work to get there and if you are passionate about it the work is welcome.
July 26, 2018
Epilepsy in the Workplace
Best recommendations for you and those you work with. Don’t be shy to mention what you have and what your needs are.
July 24, 2018
The world needs to know- Bruno Fiacco
Epilepsy affects more people than the following and caused more deaths than all of the ones Bruno Fiacco mentions.
July 23, 2018
Epilepsy kills more people every year...
Did you know that Epilepsy kills more people in the US every year than breast cancer, prescription drug overdoses, skin cancer and drunk driving?
July 22, 2018
Work Stress & Planning for Board Members
See what’s works best for you to alleviate stress that comes with working a day to day job and being an Entrepreneur as well as having Epilepsy triggers. Also choosing a Board should be taken seriously as the members can help you bring your org to the next level.
July 20, 2018
A Hero for Epileptics: Our Future is Bright
Looking to the present to plan for the future of AHFE which includes hiring positive people who are passionate and leaving a legacy for the Fiacco name that can be carried well into the next millennium (we hope).
July 18, 2018
AHFE plans and business tips
If you are in the first year like AHFE or thinking about becoming an entrpreneur never hesitate to try everything and see what works to grow your company.
July 16, 2018
Post trip tips and Why are we motivated?
Airport fun and why anyone wants to put the work in to grow heir own business.
July 14, 2018
Epilepsy in Jamaica Finale Part III
It’s our final day in Jamaica and AHFE just wants to share some final travel tips if you have a health issue and looking to get away for vacation. BOTTOM LINE: Don’t be afraid and don’t let your health stop you from living life.
July 10, 2018
Epilepsy in Jamaica Part II
What is it like being out in the heat and how does it feel for an Epileptic to be able to travel? Listen to find out here.
July 7, 2018
Epilepsy in Jamaica Part I
We finally arrived in Jamaica and it was quite the trip to get here. This is just some travel recommendations from what AHFE faces.
July 5, 2018
Positive vibes in life.
Don’t let your illnesses, disorders or other people lead you into darkness. Stay in the light and work hard to show that you can do anything if you see the value it brings to your life.
July 2, 2018
Travel Tips. Don’t stop living life
Make a list, prep it twice and get out there because you only have one life so go live it!
July 1, 2018
Get your health checked regularly
Don’t ever lax with your health because it doesn’t just hurt you, it also hurts the people you take care of.
June 28, 2018
Caregiver perspective of a bad seizure
What’s its like to see a really bad seizure first hand? Our Co-Founder Michelle Fiacco describes a seizure Bruno has in the shower and what it felt like from a caregivers eyes.
June 26, 2018
Preperation is key for Epileptics
Especially when you are gearing up for travel. You don’t want to also obsess over your disorder, but rather live life as best you can.
June 25, 2018
Ask for help when you need it and own who you are.
If you or a loved one need it, reach out to a health care professional and see what benefits you may be eligible to receive. Don’t be afraid to own who you are and talk about your struggle.
June 23, 2018
Pay attention to the details.
Make sure you are giving 100% in everything you are doing. Don’t skimp where it matters most and always remember you sometimes just can’t do it all.
June 21, 2018
What is an Epileptic nightmare?
Bruno Fiacco, CEO & President of AHFE joins the podcast to talk about Epileptic nightmares. He gives first-hand insight into what they feel like and how to keep fighting even after you have one.
June 20, 2018
Father’s Day wishes from AHFE
If you are a dad have a great day. If you have a father figure in your life call, text or hug them. And if you lost someone who was a father to you remember them always.
June 17, 2018
Show kindness and resist judgement
You never know from looking at someone that they are dealing with Epilepsy, other disorders, depression, etc. So always be kind and know that we are all human and we are all going through things daily.
June 16, 2018
Why asking for help is ok
When you feel like you are helpless, depressed or a burden to your caretakers, reach out and ask for assistance.
June 15, 2018
AHFE pre mid-year recap
Where A Hero for Epileptics is before the end of June full evaluation.
June 13, 2018
Tech and the brain
Technology is similar to Epilepsy in that it’s not perfect, there are always glitches, software updates to fix bugs and systems crashing.
June 12, 2018
Putting your life into perspective
Everyday is a blessing. Prioritize what’s important and remember even though there isn’t really a work life balance in 2018, you have to figure out the balance that works for you.
June 11, 2018
Again why networking is so vital to what you do.
Any contact you make is important no matter how big or small because you never know where it could lead in the future. Maybe they can help you get your foot in a closed door or maybe they will work for you and help grow your business.
June 9, 2018
Problem solving is better than stressing out.
How do are you dealing with adversity? The simple fact is that issues don’t have emotions so don’t take them personally. Rather look at strategic ways of of solving them.
June 8, 2018
Value of By Laws & deciding on your own work/life balance
You have to think early on what benefits you want to offer your employees such as WFH, insurance, time off and so forth. You then should hold these values to a high standard and make sure they are implemented properly.
June 6, 2018
So what is the main reason one becomes an entrepreneur?
Why do people decide to start a company? Is it to make a difference? Or because they see a hole in a product or service?
June 5, 2018
There are over 40 types of seizures.
You may not even see all of them as they are happening internally to the person with seizures.
June 4, 2018
CBD Oil, Traveling and Financial Tips
AHFE discusses some tips on some top of mind things they are working on presently.
June 3, 2018
The value of time management
Finding ways to track your daily goals is important to getting the most out of 24 hours.
June 1, 2018
Surround your company with passionate people
You will want people who will be loyal, wanting to learn and grow and all in on the mission. You don’t want people who are not dependable, always calling out sick and late. That will not help you move the needle.
May 31, 2018
Epilepsy & seizures touch everyone.
Every race, religion and sexual orientation deals with Epilepsy. It’s doesn’t care about the color of your skin or your GPA or what car you drive. All of our brains are the same and some people have to deal with disorders where a cure is not available. We need to focus on finding cures and making lives better without the layers of violence and hate that we face everyday.
May 30, 2018
Quality of Life is more important than any dollar
We all need to take a step back and look at what’s important in life. We will realize then that money is not going to fix every problem because if it did we would have a cure for every disease out there. But we don’t! So live as best as you can, know your limitations and dream big.
May 29, 2018
Going to the movies.
The importance of going out, seizure triggers, Deadpool 2 and Memorial Day thoughts.
May 28, 2018
Don’t compare your work to others.
Keep the focus on what you are doing and don’t compare or base what you do on other people or companies. They are not spending time thinking about you, unless you are a direct competitor, so you need to build your dreams and let them do the same.
May 27, 2018
Thank you Rebecca & week recap
Special shout out to our podcast guest today Rebecca Moynihan. We had a little audio trouble, but getting that worked out. Also recapping the week and where we are going this Memorial weekend.
May 26, 2018
Special Guest Rebecca Moynihan: Short Version
Today we are joined by our good friend Rebecca Moynihan who actually has Epilepsy genetically. She will talk about how she has dealt with the diagnosis, what she is doing to raise awareness and here future plans. THANK YOU REBECCA!
May 25, 2018
Don’t let anyone drive your emotions
Look at everyday with gratitude and don’t let anyone take away your creative power with anger or resentment. You have to stay focused to run a non profit like A Hero for Epileptics in order for it to be successful.
May 25, 2018
A new way to improve. Special Guest Bruno Fiacco
Bruno joins the podcast tonight to talk about redesigning his website and why growth is always important.
May 24, 2018
Create a cohesive business strategy
Never feel like there isn’t a moment where you will learn something to further grow your organization. Your strategy should also be cohesive and all sites, both personal and professional should tie together seamlessly.
May 23, 2018
Epileptics can’t excel in life... MYTH
Those diagnosed with epilepsy can do whatever the heck they want in their own way. And they can excel at many things just look at Prince, Van Gogh & Joan of arc to name a few awesome people in history that will be remembered for greatness.
May 22, 2018
Mobile text messaging as a channel
Text messages are opened almost 100% of the time so why not take advantage of this mobile channel to share your messages and get people to take action?
May 21, 2018
The state of your mind
Mental health is vital to focusing on all the pieces of your life. If you feel depressed or always having negative thoughts talk to someone and see what else you can do to alleviate those feelings. Your mind needs to be in a positive state to be able to focus on your business and loved ones.
May 20, 2018
Reinventing your brand content
Freshen up the look and feel of what you are doing so it doesn’t get stale and drowned out externally. Make sure your website is dynamic and mobile responsive as well.
May 19, 2018
Every win is a win
We all are facing a number of projects everyday and not enough hours to get to them all. So do what you can and celebrate the small wins because those wins still get you closer to the end goals.
May 18, 2018
What is your strategy?
Patience for growth is key when developing your org.
May 17, 2018
Transparency in business and public convos
It is important to trust who is working with you as well who you surround yourself with.
May 16, 2018
Early morning AHFE reflections.
The horizon is blazing with many awesome things to transpire for A Hero for Epileptics. We are both positive and hopeful for the future and where/what we can accomplish.
May 15, 2018
Why are mothers so important?
Tonight Bruno and Michelle discuss Mother’s on this perfect day and why they are so vital, especially for someone with Epilepsy who depends on them.
May 14, 2018
Travelling can be positive
Bruno & Michelle discuss travel. Don’t let health issues stand in the way of going away (unless you dr says so of course). Travel can be a positive experience.
May 13, 2018
A Hero for Epileptics work ethic
It takes a certain motivation to be passionate about starting a non profit or any business. Bruno and Michelle both grew up finding ways of making their own way so that they were independent. That has been a strong part of their work ethic as adults.
May 12, 2018
Spotify :30 ad promo
1st audio creative for Spotify ads
May 11, 2018
Don’t allow the community to manage your business
We all use social media, but you can’t let the negativity ruin your positive vibes. In the end it’s your business so own it.
May 11, 2018
Do what you love. Don’t let health issues hold you back!
No matter what you are battling day to day you should still enjoy life whether it be sports or just hanging out with loved ones. The only person holding you back is YOU! But also know your triggers and be careful.
May 10, 2018
Clearing the white noise around you.
Everyday we are bombarded with questions and tasks from other people. How do you get through all that to stay focused on your personal and business goals?
May 9, 2018
Not enough hours in the day
Working towards better sleeping habits so that you can be a more on top of your game.
May 8, 2018
Playing it safe
Talking about MLB, sports and how Epileptics enjoy it all. With special guest Bruno Fiacco, CEO & President of A Hero for Epileptics.
May 7, 2018
Always be alert and pay attention
You can keep an Epileptic safe without always being on top of them by listening. Pay attention to the signs of a seizure and jump in when necessary.
May 6, 2018
Inspire others to kick a%#
Everyday is a blessing and Epileptics teach us not to take it for granted. Go with your instincts to make your dreams reality and never give up.
May 5, 2018
Join a research study group if it can help your disorder. Bruno will be working with his Neurologist on how genetics may play a part in Epilepsy. He is a warrior and A Hero for Epileptics. #FindACure
May 4, 2018
Negotiating life like a business.
Tactics used professionally can also be altered and utilized in your personal day to day. If at first you fail, step back and look at all the other angles.
May 3, 2018
Improving an Epileptics Quality of Life
Raising awareness is one thing. But also focus on the Epileptic that has more options for a better life than even they are aware of. Bruno and I will be navigating how our healthcare can improve his day to day seizures and outlook. We will then share what we learn through AHFE.
May 2, 2018
Plans for the Podcast & Healthcare 2 Cents
Where is AHFE going with all these podcasts? What are our future plans? Also see what untapped benefits you may have with your insurance. You never know what you are eligible for until you ask.
May 1, 2018
Staying healthy for your health
If you are looking to lose weight do something about it! Start on a good workout and diet regiment and see how it not only increases your happiness, but also your health both mentally and physically.
April 30, 2018
Stay calm during a seizure.
Don’t let what’s out of someone’s control get you angry. Stay calm and do your best to help them.
April 29, 2018
Let’s talk about finances
How are you tracking your business and personal expenses? Are you in debt? Are you in trouble? Do you keep a strict budget?
April 28, 2018
Don’t try to do it all at once & support what you believe in
Everything comes together little by little so don’t try to accomplish it all in haste. Give your strategies time to grow and succeed. Also support your network, but only if you believe in the product or service they are putting out there.
April 27, 2018
Plan strategy based on the mission
AHFE looks at where we want to be and strategizes based on those KPI’s. Take time to plan all of this out as you are really setting up how you want your organization to grow.
April 26, 2018
The weather, multitasking and team work
Tonight we talk about how Epilepsy can be affected by changes in the weather as well as trying to multi task too much. A strong team of support is valuable here and means so much to someone battling daily seizures.
April 25, 2018
Motivate each other to be healthy
It’s time to get your health in a better place even if you are battling Epilepsy or some other disorder. There is no excuse to not do better if for nothing more than making your life easier.
April 24, 2018
Disengage from Tech once in a while
It’s ok to take a break and go out there and live life. The work we have isn’t going anywhere so you don’t need to burn yourself out.
April 23, 2018
Get out there no matter what
Make sure you enjoy everyday and get outside when you have down time. Don’t let anything bring you down.
April 22, 2018
Work anxiety & Cutting out the noise
Sometimes you have to get away from all the distractions to get creative work done. And that’s ok! Don’t let your workload takeover your mind and stress you out. Keep doing how you do.
April 21, 2018
Multitasking & Epilepsy
Be ready for anything and try to do as many tasks as you can.
April 20, 2018
Special Guest #TheGuruLupusWarrior
We are joined tonight by The Guru Lupus Warrior who discusses with us when her journey started, how she is raising awareness and what her future plans are.
April 19, 2018
A Hero for Epileptics short promo
Short promo spot talking about our mission and goals.
April 19, 2018
Seizure Triggers III & Tracking your dollars
Heat is a factor in seizures for Bruno and we are extra careful during summer months. Also tracking your spends is vital to the success of your business as if you use your entire budget on one project, you leave other opps on the table.
April 18, 2018
Talk to as many people as possible
Make contacts & collect info from whoever you can as this is invaluable to growing any business. Whether a non profit like AHFE or any other type, the more connections the better.
April 17, 2018
Post Epilepsy Conference Part II
Marketing expert and Co-Founder of AHFE discusses dealing with push back and how to handle it from entrepreneur and business best practices.
April 16, 2018
Post Epilepsy Conference Part I
Just fresh back from Northwell Health we want to give you a little taste of what A Hero for Epileptics learned at the conference with Dr. Kuzniecky
April 15, 2018
Always be prepared for anything
Give yourself enough time to get ready for an event even if it is not your own. You never know who you will be networking with or will meet there.
April 15, 2018
Gearing up for the weekend
Spoke to Bruno’s neurologist about Sunday’s conference and also he wanted to check in on Bruno. We are excited to be at Northwell Health to promote A Hero for Epileptics and raise awareness.
April 14, 2018
Make a difference & change the world
A Hero for Epileptics wants to get more involved with individuals who want take the the world by storm and shape it into a place of real positive vibes.
April 13, 2018
Always take care of yourself
No matter what, you have to take care of your own health so that you can help other people in your life.
April 12, 2018
Exhaustion now will set you up for the future
Follow your dreams even if it means less sleep now. You are preparing for a future of changing the world. #CureEpilepsy
April 11, 2018
Value of External & Internal Communities
Direct communication with your followers on all digital channels is vital to growth and shaping your business. A Hero for Epileptics wants to engage more people to tell their stories so that we can shed light on stigmas associated with Epilepsy.
April 10, 2018
How does an Epileptic stay healthy and in shape?
Founder and CEO, Bruno Fiacco discusses how his workout regimen has evolved with his seizures as well as how his diet is an important factor in staying healthy.
April 9, 2018
Always be self sufficient
Make sure you are able to take on whatever you need to by yourself so that you see the full scope of every project and can get it completed no matter the obstacles.
April 8, 2018
Epilepsy Tech & Next weeks conference
Anticipating meeting with other epileptics and caregivers next week as well as learning about new tech to detect seizures.
April 7, 2018
Celebrate the small victories as well
Even when you can’t complete all the large projects, take pride in what you are able to mentally check off throughout the day because every victory matters.
April 6, 2018
The strength of a seizure in public
Going out in public leads to people who are either helpful or give you side eye after a seizure occurs.
April 5, 2018
What happens when the person sans Epilepsy gets hurt? Learn how Bruno gives just as much to help someone in need as he receives.
April 4, 2018
When Seizures cause injury
Tonight Bruno had a seizure in the bathroom and went down sideways. He came out of it with a small laceration and a bump on the back of his head. This is the war he fights everyday with Epilepsy, but he will never give up and will be our Hero for Epileptics always!
April 3, 2018
Holidays, Family & Positive Energy
Especially during the holidays it is a positive experience for someone like an epileptic to be around a support system of family and friends.
April 2, 2018
Seizures in your sleep
What is it like to be napping and suddenly have a seizure in your sleep. And how does that affect the caregiver that may also be sleeping nearby?
April 1, 2018
Only you can stop you.
Follow your dreams no matter what and put in the work hours to make them happen.
March 31, 2018
Sleep deprived and still hustling
Lack of sleep in the early stages of a company just means you will sleep better when things start to take off on their own.
March 30, 2018
If you can adapt you have won
We can’t predict seizures just as we can’t stop changes that are out of our control. It’s important to be able to adapt when this occurs and always be ready for not being ready.
March 29, 2018
24 hours a day can be enough
Use the time in the day to your benefit. You have to be able to manage what you are doing and remember if there isn’t enough hours today, you always have tomorrow!
March 28, 2018
The true value of listening
Why is it important to be cognizant of the people around you as it pertains to care-taking for an Epileptic and in your professional life?
March 27, 2018
Support Purple Day 2018
March 26 is Purple Day, an international awareness day for Epilepsy where people rep purple.
March 26, 2018
Work. Life. Balance
Making sure you use your 24 hours to the best of your ability. This includes not just work, but also making time for friends and family. And yourself!
March 25, 2018
Why ToteMan is so important to Epileptics.
Supplement to last nights podcast with guest John McLaren and why people should listen to the 3/22 episode.
March 24, 2018
Special Guest: The creator of ToteMan, John McLaren
We had the honor of speaking with the creator of ToteMan, John McLaren. He talks with A Hero for Epileptics about his epilepsy journey, how he is raising awareness and his plans for the future.
March 23, 2018
A support system is so important
Make sure you surround yourself with like minded individuals who help to raise you up and not try to tear down what you are building.
March 22, 2018
Stay Persistent Everyday
Each small win in your day to day adds up to the larger picture of business goals. Always be patient and keep working hard.
March 21, 2018
Taking care of yourself matters
If you are a caretaker you need to take care of yourself to be able to better care for someone in need.
March 20, 2018
The value of trust as an entrepreneur
Why is trust so important to a young company? Surrounding AHFE with a strong support system is valuable as we develop a brand that raises awareness about Epilepsy.
March 19, 2018
Take the time to chill.
Make sure your body and mind are taken care of so that you can keep working hard. Also Happy St.Patrick’s Day!
March 18, 2018
Positive Vibes Always
Week ended on the plus side. Bruno did well today and we received great information from a fellow Epileptic. Key takeaway tonight is staying positive and working with individuals that share your drive and passion.
March 17, 2018
Importance of Family
Staying in touch, checking in and making sure everyone is ok.
March 16, 2018
When the CEO & President has a day with partial seizures, how does he keep pushing forward?
March 15, 2018
When depression starts creeping in look for ways to fight it so you can keep your positive energy strong to accomplish your goals.
March 14, 2018
Another day and Seizure Triggers Part III
How the day went including a 1st call with a fellow Epileptic who will be on a future podcast and another seizure trigger to discuss.
March 13, 2018
Embracing Sunday & owning the week
Don’t let Sunday stress you out and make you anxious. Instead think of all the possibilities and accomplishments you can make all week long and Own it!
March 12, 2018
What gets you motivated to work hard and put in the hours to achieve what you are passionate about?
March 11, 2018
Friday Contemplation & Wknd Vibes
Looking back at the week on a Friday night and plans for for the weekend.
March 10, 2018
First hand seizure discussion
Bruno discusses seizures from an Epileptic viewpoint and how it feels.
March 9, 2018
Q&A with CEO & President Bruno Fiacco
Bruno discusses his outlook, mood and leaving a legacy with A Hero for Epileptics.
March 8, 2018
When stress is making you stressed
Discussing Tuesday’s events and dealing with stress.
March 7, 2018
AND in other AHFE news
Productive day at A Hero for Epileptics as we were contacted by an advertising company looking to do business, working on getting an Epileptic on a podcast and redoing/reposting a blog by the CEO & President, Bruno FIacco.
March 6, 2018
New Soul Music Radio
March 6, 2018
Ways of staying safe and new week
Prepping for the new week and discussing a new blog that just posted on our site.
March 5, 2018
Structuring your staff
As we build A Hero for Epileptics, we will be looking at the process for how we will decide on various roles in the org. How do you decide on who you hire?
March 4, 2018
You can’t fail if you try.
Discussion about how failure makes you feel. But are you really failing if you are trying something that many others don\u2019t or can\u2019t?
March 3, 2018
Confidence and Support
Having confidence means never second guessing what your doing here and also surrounding yourself with people who have positive support to offer.
March 2, 2018
What is a Hero for Epileptics?
Discussion of what makes a Hero for Epileptics a hero and why we felt strongly about starting this non-profit.
March 1, 2018
Ways of doing business
Thoughts on doing business and following ethical standards as A Hero for Epileptics sets up the foundation of our company.
February 28, 2018
What is your stress free zone?
The day breakdown and how A Hero for Epileptics finds their happy place to finish one day and start a new one fresh.
February 27, 2018
Sunday & new week vibes
A Hero for Epileptics final Sunday thoughts and positive vibes for the work week. Mention of some upcoming plans and where we are.
February 26, 2018
The importance of time
We should all highly value time spent with those we care about.
February 25, 2018
AHFE upcoming plans
A Hero for Epileptics talks about what they have coming up.
February 24, 2018
Seizure Triggers Part II
Sleep and using electronics are seizure triggers for Epileptics, especially in the case of Bruno, CEO & President of AHFE.
February 23, 2018
Sharing Creative Ideas
Attended a really cool meeting of the creative minds in Brooklyn after work to discuss AHFE and ideas with a great group of people.
February 22, 2018
AHFE Target Audience
Here the Co-Founder/VP of Marketing & Communications for AHFE describes their target audiences.
February 21, 2018
Discussing trolls on social media and how AHFE is navigating speaking to various types of people that respond to content.
February 20, 2018
Staying active with Seizures
New blog about sports as a kid with epilepsy as well as how Bruno stays healthy today with daily seizures.
February 19, 2018
Movies & Epilepsy
We went to go see Marvels\u2019 Black Panther and it was awesome. But how is it for an epileptic with focal epilepsy at the movies?
February 18, 2018
Charity & Epilepsy Perceptions
The Co-Founder talks about the importance of charity and how A Hero for Epileptics will use positive vibes to change the perception of Epilepsy and seizures.
February 17, 2018
AHFE & previous business talk
Focusing on the business at hand while dealing with previous ventures.
February 16, 2018
Seizures in the Bathroom
Most dangerous place for Epileptics and how we deal with it.
February 15, 2018
A little taste of the background of AHFE Co-Founder Michelle Fiacco. The struggles she faced and why it made her the person she is today to fight for those with Epilepsy.
February 14, 2018
Start of the work week
Motivation for the week and views of full day 3 of the Olympic Games.
February 13, 2018
Sunday and the week ahead
Plans for the day and what we are waiting on to hear back from in the next few weeks.
February 11, 2018
Recap of the week, updates on strategy, where we will be heading and some social media highlights to keep AHFE motivated. Also how is the CEO doing?
February 10, 2018
Seizure Triggers Part I
What are certain seizure triggers and what can you do to lease those triggers.
February 9, 2018
How tech affects epilepsy
Some of the ways tech can induce seizures if used to much. How Bruno & Michelle cope with this issue so that they can still get work done and stay healthy.
February 8, 2018
Keeping seizures at bay
Techniques that work for Bruno to lessen the number of seizures he has daily.
February 7, 2018
Another day even with epilepsy
Shedding light on dealing with seizures on the way home when you are the driver. How to stay calm no matter what and always remember tomorrow is a new day with new opportunities!
February 6, 2018
The true value of family
AHFE talks about the importance of family and friends as a support system.
February 5, 2018
A good long day in NY
Finished our non profit status paperwork and spent the daytime driving around and having some great eats. Live each moment!
February 4, 2018
Having a seizure
What is it like having daily seizures from an Epileptic and onlooker perspective.
February 3, 2018
Prebiotic vs Probiotic Diets
Talking about a new diet treatment for Bruno Fiacco who has been battling epilepsy for over 27 years.
February 2, 2018
Tax Season & 2018 Plan Part I
Talking about 2017 tax season for personal and business. Plans we have for 2018 and working with Northwell Health.
February 1, 2018
YouTube & social media
What\u2019s up on a Tuesday night from NY. AHFE wants to share some of our other social media channels.
January 31, 2018
The Business side of AHFE
The Co-Founder discusses the business side of where AHFE started, her role as the Marketing guru and some of their strategic plans for 2018.
January 30, 2018
A little more in depth.
Almost a remix of the intro to give some more background to Epilepsy and how we survive everyday as a married couple.
January 29, 2018
Leading Normal Lives
The founder and CEO talks about living as an Epileptic and how he is conquering the world no matter what and wants everyone else to do the same!
January 28, 2018
Intro to A Hero for Epileptics
Intro to A Hero for Epileptics • Leading Normal Lives
January 28, 2018