Friday, November 1, 2013

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month

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

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