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UMKC’s Aries Washington keeps playing despite new reality, epilepsy

UMKC guard Aries Washington didn’t know why her brain felt “frazzled” last season, but tests revealed she had experienced focal seizures, a form of epilepsy. Washington continues to play for the Kangaroos while managing her symptoms.

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UMKC guard Aries Washington describes her focal seizures

UMKC guard Aries Washington was diagnosed with epilepsy last year, but she continues to play for the Kangaroos.
Blair Kerhkoff The Kansas City Star
UMKC guard Aries Washington describes her focal seizures 0:51

UMKC guard Aries Washington describes her focal seizures

UMKC players discuss home opener win against Drake 1:34

UMKC players discuss home opener win against Drake

UMKC's Kareem Richardson ready to get started 0:43

UMKC's Kareem Richardson ready to get started

Courtney Frerichs preparing for run at Olympics in steeplechase 1:15

Courtney Frerichs preparing for run at Olympics in steeplechase