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The producers of “Seize the Stage” (left to right) Jacob Cohen, Scott Spctor and Samantha Gassel meet up on the night of the show. Photos submitted
“The Kids” were part of the cast.
The entire cast of “Seize the Stage.”
Emma Palatnik, Editorial Intern
12:07 am CDT August 16, 2017

Sammi Gassel, a New Trier graduate and Wilmette native, was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 13.

She was able to get her seizures under control right awayand has only had a few since her diagnosis.

In college at Emerson University, Gassel volunteered with the Epilepsy Foundation. 

“I just realized how many people had it so much worse than me,” Gassel said. “I’ve kind of always taken it for granted.”