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Fashion & Beauty Influencer Camila Coelho Shares Her Personal Struggle With Epilepsy

Coelho speaks out on her struggle with Epilepsy in order to spread awareness on International Epilepsy Day.

Fashion & Beauty Influencer Camila Coelho Shares Her Personal Struggle With Epilepsy

The Epilepsy Foundation has announced Camila Coelho as one of its newest ambassadors.

Coelho – a Brazilian-American fashion and beauty influencer who has over 15 million followers across all her socials – will use her platform to spread awareness and educate others on Epilepsy and seizures.

“I’m excited to support the Epilepsy Foundation in its fight to END EPILEPSY. I have lived with epilepsy since I was a little girl. Every time I had a seizure, I’d wake up in the hospital extremely emotional. When a seizure happens, I don’t know that it’s occurring or remember it after, which makes it harder for my husband, family and friends. But I’ve learned to cope with my epilepsy by working with my medical team to manage this condition, and to one day hopefully create a family of my own. My hope is that others hear my story and know that epilepsy doesn’t have to keep you from pursuing your dreams or leading an enjoyable life.” – Camila Coelho, Epilepsy Foundation

With achievements ranging from a Forbes 30 Under 30 feature and multiple cover spots on acclaimed magazines such as Cosmopolitan and Harper’s Bazaar, Coehlo and her personal battle with Epilepsy may come as a surprise to many. But Coehlo’s confession shows that influencers are real people with even realer problems.

More importantly, it empowers other influencers and their audiences to be more open and honest on social media. This is an extremely important trend for 2021. Whether it’s mental health or dealing with body issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome or PCOS, women influencers are breaking down taboos and getting real online.

“We are hopeful that Camila’s status as a global fashion and beauty mogul will help others share their stories. We are committed to END EPILEPSY and give hope to those who live with seizures and fight this battle every day.”  – Bradley P. Boyer, chair, Epilepsy Foundation Board of Directors