• Teen who nearly died at young age from seizure sharing story to inspire others

    By: Kerry Kavanaugh

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    NASHUA, N.H. - A Nashua, New Hampshire student is sharing not only her story of beating the odds but also her voice. 

    Lexi Moore was 5 years old when she had a major seizure that nearly ended her life. 

    "All she could say was Mama. She would repeat, mama, mama, mama," said Heidi Moore. "They said the chances of her having a normal life would be very slim."

    But as Heidi told us via FaceTime, Lexi is a fighter. 

    It took years for doctors to diagnose her epilepsy and get her on the right medications, but Lexi kept on going. 

    "Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that she was going to achieve what she has achieved," said Heidi.

    "I'm just happy I can help other kids who are struggling with epilepsy and help support the community," Lexi told us. 

    She's done that her entire life through all her achievements. In April, she took her story to the big stage. With the Epilepsy Foundation of New England, Lexi represented New Hampshire in Washington D.C. as an advocate.

    "I kind of never had someone who could speak out for me who could help me and understand what I was really going through," said Lexi. 

    Now she is that voice. The voice she'll carry to college. She was accepted early into the baking program at Rhode Island's Johnson and Wales University and will be finishing her senior year of high school while starting her freshman year of college. Lexi says baking was her escape from bullying as a child and now it's her passion. 

    Her message to other kids who are suffering from any disability: "You're not alone. There are probably thousands of kids who are struggling doing the same thing. Talk to someone they will help you. And you can help others as well."

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