Lauren Axelrod spends time with her parents, Susan and David.
Sister Rosemary Connelly, the executive director of Misercordia, is seen with some of the residents of the Chicago-based home, which cares for people with developmental disabilities.
Sister Rosemary takes Lauren and some friends out for a stroll.
Lauren, who now lives on her own at Misericordia, enjoys painting in her free time.
Lauren's painting of the White House hangs in her father's West Wing office.
Lauren also likes to sing.
Lauren's favorite activity is working out. "I love the treadmill," she said.
Lauren began taking an anti-convulsant drug known as Keppra about 10 years ago. Her seizures disappeared within days of taking the drug.
Lauren enjoys healthy eating. She cooks, cleans and has plenty of friends.
"I realize that what we gave her was the opportunity to have a life of her own," David Axelrod said, "and it's a wonderful thing."
Although Lauren is healthy, the Axelrods know that her seizures could return at any moment.
Susan has created her own foundation, CureEpilepsy.org, which raises money for epilepsy research.
Doctors diagnosed epilepsy in David Axelrod's daughter, Lauren, when she was a baby. For nearly three decades, the family has fought to enable Lauren to live an independent life with the disease.