Alexandra DeBourcy | Epilepsy NYC - Epilepsy Foundation of Metropolitan New York

About: Alexandra DeBourcy


Profile: My name is Alexandra DeBourcy and live in New York City. I am Mrs. Gotham City. Like many super heroes of Gotham City, I working to improve my community!

I moved to New York in 2001 to attend Syracuse University. Go Orange! In 2005, I officially moved to "Gotham City" to pursue a career in advertising. After getting married in 2012, I attended Gemological Institute of America and received my Graduate Gemologist Degree. I am a proud provisional member of the New York Junior League. I am also a member of the Women’s Jewelry Association & the Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni Association. And as an epileptic, I am a supporter and advocate for the Epilepsy Foundation.

Posts by Alexandra DeBourcy:

I Can Spell Electroencephalogram (EEG)

Recently, my neurologist ordered an EEG test for my epilepsy.  EEG stands for electroencephalogram. An EEG records the electrical activity in your brain and it helps doctors detect abnormal electrical activity of the brain.  Most types of EEG tests are considered relatively painless.  However, like any medical test, from scheduling to prepping for the test, […]

Growing-Up With Epilepsy and Learning to Speak Out at School and in the Workplace

Epilepsy is difficult to explain, describe and understand. People can only “see” epilepsy when someone is having a seizure. For many people with epilepsy, seizures are unpredictable and, sometimes, undetectable to others. In my case, most of my seizures have been tonic-clonic, or grand-mal, seizures. Tonic-clonic seizures are hard to miss. However, unless I’m having […]

Me and My Epilepsy – Mrs. Gotham City

My name is Alexandra DeBourcy and my epilepsy is a part of my life, my history and my future. I was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of five, when my parents noticed I was having “head tics.”  Shortly after starting my epilepsy medication, I stopped experiencing myoclonic tics. As a 5 year-old, I did […]