Hi guys, I am 18 years old and have controlled epilepsy and have been seizure free for a year by taking medication. Unfortunately, just having this condition has been nothing but a hindrance to me and my dream careers. Ever since I was a child, I had dreams of joining the U.S. army and as everyone knows, epilepsy is an immediate dis-qualifier. When this career was taken from me, I decided to go to college and get a degree. I attended Shepherd University for 1 year and needless to say I hated it. The classes were not too difficult rather the motions I would go through everyday seemed tedious and felt undesirable. I am a guy that wants to get out with the community, not sit in class all day reading books that have nothing to do with what I want to do. In addition, I also want to push myself physically to my limits because it is a hobby of mine. After realizing a desk job was not for me and college was not cutting it at the moment, I finished my first year with a 3.7 GPA and immediately sent an application in to the state troopers. I attended orientation, then passed my written exam with a 91. Then I took a physical test performing the 1.5 mile run in 10 minutes flat, 60 push ups in one minute, and 50 sit ups in one minute. Finally, I spent 3 days formatting all the official paperwork and documentation and in return I received an email about 3 weeks later saying that it was in my best interest not to pursue a career with the state troopers without them explaining why. However, I know why and its because of my controlled epilepsy. All my attempts at finding a dream job whether it be with the army or the state troopers have been shot down. I am honestly stuck. I will be attending a community college to get my associates degree in business administration but I have no choice on where to go with my life afterwards. I am a volunteer firefighter racking up experience in the first responder industry in hopes of becoming a police officer but I fear that my epilepsy may prevent me from being what I want to be as it as already done so.