About Seize the Day
Spenser and Danielle both grew up in Northern California and attended high school in the East Bay. While the two didn't know each other all that well in high school, a natural bond was created shortly after when the two realized they both have epilepsy and had experienced/are experiencing seizures.
The two began exchanging stories and resources and served as a support system for one another when dealing with this condition and the various "surprises" that come with it.
Meet the Team
Hello my name is Spenser Jaye and I can’t wait to share my story and work alongside Danielle. We want to take you on the journey that we have embarked upon that changed our lives forever. I experienced my very first Grand Mal seizure at age 13, and 11 years later I am still battling it till this day. I have always been an active soccer player since I was a little girl, but after my first seizure I thought soccer was going to be taken away. However, I didn’t let epilepsy stand in my way, and stop me from pursuing my dreams. I fought until I made it all the way to the collegiate and international level of soccer. The acceptance for having epilepsy was so hard, and to think you’re different from everyone else, but this lifestyle is 100% worth it. I am excited to break the stigma and finally have a community where we can talk to others who feel they are different or embarrassed to talk about this. It is time to learn seizure safety tips, and help fundraise to find a cure and beat epilepsy! I can’t wait for you to follow us on our journey because together we can make a difference!
My name is Danielle Scherman and I am honored to be taking the initiative, alongside Spenser, in bringing awareness to epilepsy and leading the fight for a cure. After my third unexpected seizure, I began to live in fear. I was afraid to be alone, I would wake up in the middle of the night wondering if I had a seizure while sleeping, I was hesitant to drive and slowly removed myself from any situation that may leave me at risk for having another episode. The scariest part is that no one ever talks about what to do if you, or someone you know, witnesses someone having a seizure. It’s so undiscussed people have a natural fear to be around someone with epilepsy in case things were to go sideways. While epilepsy/seizures can be scary, I’m here to tell you that epilepsy is nothing to be afraid of. It has taught me to be more conscious of my health, my well-being and my surroundings. It’s taught me to truly… seize the day! I look forward to our journey together as we break the stigma