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National Epilepsy Awareness Month

 

Imagine having seizures that can last anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes.  Sometimes you fall to the ground unconscious– staring into space, while your muscles stiffen and twitch.

National Epilepsy Month

From CURE Epilepsy:

  • 1 in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy in their lifetime.
  • 45,000 children under the age of 14 are diagnosed with epilepsy every year.
  • Epilepsy is one of the leading causes of death and disability for children under 14--second only to automobile accidents.
  • Close to 2 million

50 Candlelight Concerts for Epilepsy Awareness in 50 states

From CUREEpilepsy.org:

Eric Miller, who lost his wife Carolina to Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) in August 2011, is leading the charge on a unique initiative to take place around the same time as “purple day”. He is partnering with three major epilepsy organizations to hold 50