Friday, 17 June 2016

I Am Possible with Samantha Buggle

Hi! My name is Samantha Buggle; I am 12 years old and I Am Possible. I was diagnosed with Epilepsy when I was three years old.  That means, there is unusual activity in my brain that causes me to have seizures. I have over 100 seizures a day, but I never let that stop me from achieving my dreams. I am an actress, a model, a blogger, and an advocate for any child that has something that makes them special.

I decided to start an online community entitled “Overcoming Epilepsy with Sammy” to share my story with the world and give other kids who might have illnesses or diseases hope. I also created a fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation of America and have raised thousands of dollars for the organization. My favorite thing about sharing my story is hearing from kids all around the world and how I have inspired them.

I absolutely love fashion, performing, and the runway. A fashion event called East Coast Starz is where I began to model. Starz really gave me the confidence to come out of my shell and even if I had a seizure onstage my new modeling friends where there to support me and cheer me on. I am now represented by Shirley Grant Management, it is a dream come true! They represent stars on Disney, Nick, Broadway, and movies! I couldn’t believe that they choose me and then I realized when you believe in yourself, anything is possible.

It can be difficult to have Epilepsy. The days are exhausting, and I miss a lot of it because of my seizures. It’s hard to keep up in school, I’ll probably never be able to ride a two wheeler, and I can’t stay outside for long periods of time. I think having Epilepsy makes me special, thought. I have the opportunity to do more. I can make a difference. I can inspire others to take risk and dream big, no matter what their limitations are.

What inspires you?

I am always inspired by kids who make a difference. That is the reason I
created Overcoming Epilepsy with Sammy. There are so many kids all around
the world who have done amazing things despite the obstacles they faced
like *Malala* Yousafzai, or Alexandra Scott. I’m always inspired by anyone
with passion to achieve their dreams.

What are your dreams for the future?

In the future, I see myself on set. My brother, Ryan Buggle is a child
actor who has been in lots of movies and TV shows. I want us to be a team.
I will produce and direct, and he will act. I also want to continue my work
with the Epilepsy Foundation and maybe have my own clothing line too!

Who is your role model and why?

My role model is my mom, Janine. My mom is a NICU Nurse. She is like a
super hero. Everyday she saves little babies lives. She is doing important
work and making a difference. I can only hope that one day, I grow up to
work hard just like her and make a difference in other people’s lives.

I am possible…

I am possible because I never let my limitations keep me down or stop me
from achieving a dream of mine. Having over 100 seizures does not define
all of me. I am so much more; I am an actress, a model, a friend, and a
sister. I am more than all of the hospital visits, and all of the
medicines. I am brave, and I am possible because I believe in myself.

I learned about Isossy Children at East Coast Starz. I immediately fell in
love with the clothes they are comfortable, fun, fashionable but more than
anything I love how they are more than just clothes! Isossy Children
connects you with the whole world! Isossy Children celebrates bringing
girls together and celebrating their differences at the same time, and that
is what I’m all about!

Words of Wisdom..

Do all things through kindness. Kindness is the most important thing in the
whole world to me. Sometimes there will be bullies at school, sometimes you
will have a really bad day, but you have to try to approach each situation
with kindness because that’s what makes the world a better place.

Contact Details:
YouTube: SammyB
Facebook: Overcoming Epilepsy With Sammy


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