This November, as Meara continues her journey with Epilepsy with another brain surgery, we ask that you help. Whether it is donating to Meara's fundraising page or a non profit Epilespy Foundation, painting your nails purple or wearing purple, posting facts or discussing the facts with someone you know, it all makes a difference. Millions of people live with Epilepsy. 50,000 people a year die from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). We need to fight the stigma and educate ourselves and our children about Epilepsy, a spectrum of neurological disorders, so people with Epilepsy can live a life free from the stigma that comes from misperception. I can't tell you how often I've heard references to seizures in a joking manner in movies or on tv or from a colleague or students in a classroom. People who have Epilepsy are just like you. In fact it could be you one day, 1 in 10 people will have a seizure in their lifetime and 1 in 26 will develop Epilepsy. Fight and hope for a cure, that's what we wish for everyday. Not only for Meara, but for everyone on this journey with Epilepsy.
- Written by Megan
Meara's Brave Journey Continues (fundraising page): https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/p4d3/mearasbravejourneycontinues