Sunday, March 14, 2010
Wear purple for Epilepsy Awareness!
My sweet husband Brian has lived with epilepsy since he was 8 years old. He has been very lucky in the sense that the worst injuries he has ever come out of a seizure with are a dislocated shoulder and broken teeth. I hope that he will be able to continue coming through his seizures safely, but most of all I wish he did not have to go through them at all. I am asking you to where purple on Friday March 26, "Purple Day" for epilepsy awareness.
-Epilepsy is a medical condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions. A seizure happens when a brief, strong surge of electrical activity affects part or all of the brain. One in 10 adults will have a seizure sometime during their life.
-Seizures can last from a few seconds to a few minutes. They can have many symptoms, from convulsions and loss of consciousness to some that are not always recognized as seizures by the person experiencing them or by health care professionals: blank staring, lip smacking, or jerking movements of arms and legs.
-Almost 3 million people in the U.S. have some form of epilepsy. About 200,000 new cases of seizure disorders and epilepsy are diagnosed each year.
(information from Epilepsy Foundation)
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