Tomorrow is March 26th, Purple Day for Epilepsy! This is an International Awareness Day, that was started by a young lady in Canada, named Cassidy Megan. The event has grown over the years as more and more people wear purple and create events to spread Epilepsy Awareness.
Many people around the world participate in this awareness movement. Actually, you can join in by wearing purple. Purple cupcakes are being served and sold. Larger charity events are held and money is raised for the Epilepsy Foundation.
Because 1 in 100 people in the US have epilepsy, it is necessary that people understand that this disorder is not contagious. It’s also not a psychological disorder. Over half of the epilepsy patients have their seizures controlled by medication.
50 million in the world have Epilepsy. There are many different types of people suffering with this disorder. Many types of seizures can occur in people with epilepsy. Awareness is necessary because many people don’t know much about seizures. Then, if they see someone having a seizure, they can know how to respond. It’s very important to understand.
I hope you’ll be encouraged to learn and please wear purple tomorrow! If you have Purple Day events in your area, please attend and show your support. Many of these events are hosted by children and their parents. My son has epilepsy and I have a “possible” diagnosis. Thank you.
@2016, copyright Lisa Ehrman