Haslett senior dealing with his injuries

How one student athlete is handling some tough news

During a family camping trip on Aug. 11, senior Jack Isenhath found he was unable to get any sleep. He was running on only four hours of rest and had not eaten much before they left to come home.
He was extremely dehydrated and exhausted.
When his family got home, he decided it was time to get some rest so he took a three hour nap. When he woke up, he was hungry.
“I went to go pick up Macy Rosenbaum and we wanted to get some food so we were headed to the mall,” Isenhath said.
Then it happened.
“The last thing I remember was pulling out of her neighborhood,” he said.
Isenhath suffered a seizure while driving and Rosenbaum ultimately had to grab the wheel to keep the car under control.
“I remember waking up in the ambulance on the way to the hospital,” he said.
After being at the hospital, Isenhath had to go to multiple doctors appointments and was ultimately diagnosed with epilepsy.
According to the Epilepsy Foundation at Epilepsy.com, epilepsy is a disorder characterized by two or more unprovoked seizures occurring more than 24 hours apart.
“It feels weird to me to have epilepsy,” he said.
The first time he had a seizure, he felt embarrassed because when he woke up everyone was staring at him and he had no recollection of what happened.
“I have no control over them and I don’t really remember them so now it doesn’t really affect me,” Isenhath said.
According to Healthline.com, one in 26 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with epilepsy over their lifetime. Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disease.
Despite the stress of being diagnosed with epilepsy, Isenhath was still able to go out for his final season of varsity basketball. He played in games before suffering from a knee injury.
“I was pivoting with the ball and heard something snap,” Isenhath said.
It’s been hard for him because basketball was everything for him.
“My knee felt like it exploded.”
Now as he moves on with his life, he tries to not let it define him.
“I take my medicine and kinda go on with my life” he said.