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Continued: For kids with epilepsy, Coach Kill is an inspiration

  • Article by: JON TEVLIN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: September 17, 2013 - 10:37 PM

Becker said the foundation gets dozens of calls each week from people who lose their jobs after a seizure, and parents of kids who are bullied in school. Not long ago, a girl was removed from a field trip that she saved for because of increased seizures.

Anderson said she understands that seizures upset people.

“It’s horrible to see someone having a grand mal seizure,” said Anderson, “especially when they are children. I’m not saying that it doesn’t hit people’s emotions, because it does.”

But Anderson thinks Kill’s job status should be judged by the coach, his doctors and whether he’s successful, not by his epilepsy.

“My faith is in the University of Minnesota to make that decision and make that call,” Anderson said.

Until then, Kill will continue to have an impact on her sons.

“He inspires me,” Gabe said.

jtevlin@startribune.com 612-673-1702

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