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Violinist Visiting DU Shares Inspiring Story of Overcoming Epilepsy

Martha Curtis, a concert violinist, has suffered from epilepsy all her life. She took medication for years and learned how to co-exist with seizures, even from the stage. After suffering four grand mal seizures in a single month—three of them while performing on stage—Curtis was determined to become seizure-free, and convinced a team of doctors to remove much of her right brain.

Today she inspires audiences through her performances of the music of Brahms and Bach combined with video, drawings of the brain systems and her own brain scans to tell an inspiring story.

WHEN: Monday, Sept. 17, 3 p.m.

WHERE: PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public.

INFORMATION: 412.396.6083

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