March 26 is epilepsy awareness/wear purple for epilepsy day. There are many different kinds of seizures and many are often hard to keep under control. Epilepsy is scary because anybody can develop it at any time in their life and all it takes is two seizures to be diagnosed with the condition. More people are being diagnosed with epilepsy and in fact, 1 in 26 people will be diagnosed, according to the Mayo Clinic. There’s no cure for epilepsy, only treatments and going to the doctor on a regular basis, but with more awareness and more research, epilepsy can become a thing of the past.
I don’t have epilepsy, but I know people (or of people) who do. If it hadn’t been for them, I wouldn’t have known anything about the disease. It’s one of those diseases that many of us unfortunately see as obsolete or as something you only think about when you think of the 19th century or early when having seizures was something you were made an outcast for. It’s something they have to deal with every day of their lives and something they have to stay on top off. Sometimes they can be seizure free for several months or even years before they crop up again and have to start all over to get it back under control. Sometimes they need to change their medications and other times they need to have surgery.
So, I hope today you’ll wear purple and spread the awareness of this disease. The people suffering with it would greatly appreciate it.