My name is Cynthia Stockton. I am a 71-year-old senior living in Sacramento.

I have spent a lifetime wearing many hats: self-made college graduate, Army wife and a contributor to the workforce for more than 50 years, including 22 years spent working as a public servant for Sacramento County and 10 years managing senior communities. I had planned to write children’s books and create artwork for friends in my retirement.

The grand mal seizure arrived without warning. I was 63. It led to the discovery of a brain tumor and an operation to save my life. I lost my ability to walk.

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