Letter of the Day (Dec. 9): Coach Jerry Kill

  • Updated: December 8, 2012 - 6:36 PM

Those with epilepsy want to be treated like everyone else.

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As a person with a stressful job while living with seizures, I appreciate the kind comments regarding Gophers football Coach Jerry Kill ("In Jerry Kill's battle, life lessons emerge," Dec. 1).

At the same time, I want to encourage folks not to get carried away. Those of us who have seizures are not saints. We are not gods. Nor are we more incredible than other people.

Rather, we are responding to our condition as ordinary people do when life gets a bit tougher. Most of us persevere.

Our dreams are as important to us as others' dreams. So are our needs to love and be loved, and to contribute and be an active participant in our communities.

Please accept us as regular people. Accommodate us when we have seizures, but otherwise expect of us what you do of anyone else.

PAUL ROZYCKI, MINNEAPOLIS

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