Margaret Storey is Professor of History at DePaul University in Chicago and a parent advocate for children with medical complexity and disability. She received her PhD in United States History from Emory University in 1999 and is the author of numerous historical publications as well as opinion pieces about medical marijuana, special education, and disability rights for The Guardian online, the Motherlode Blog at The New York Times, and The Chicago Tribune. She comes to epilepsy advocacy as the parent of daughter with Aicardi Syndrome, a rare and debilitating condition that causes early-onset, intractable seizures as well as a range of developmental and physical disabilities. She is a parent coordinator of the Family Advisory Board and current member of the Public Policy Committee at The Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She worked closely with The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and The Danny Did Foundation to advocate for the legalization of medical marijuana for children with epilepsy in Illinois.