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Dr. Alfonsina Q. (Nina) Davies Epilepsy Foundation

  Art and Epilepsy           March Special Edition 2014
THE MISSION of the Dr. Alfonsina Q. Davies Epilepsy Foundation is to improve the lives of those afflicted through increased research efforts, a better treatment modality and the elimination of the stigma and prejudice that surrounds this disease in all facets of public life. 
Art and Epilepsy - A window to a person's soul
 
     A person with epilepsy tends to live in secret, never discussing what it feels to have a seizure or the horror when an “aura” advises them that a seizure is coming. The pain, shame, isolation and secrecy are evident in these paintings.  The quiet desperation shouts “please help me, oh God, please help me”. 
 
     Art whether poetry prose or visual graphics is often used as a means to express one’s captive emotion.  Art gives a voice to those afflicted with this terrible disease and that is what this issue is about. Please take the time to read more, and to share.  It will enrich your life and hopefully touch your heart so that you can help end the stigma, discrimination and prejudice against those that suffer this devastating handicap. Read More. . . . .
 
Art by Patricia Bernard - Just Pulling Me In*
 
LOVE, TEARS AND SALT, a memoir by Nadia Q. Davies
About the book, Dr. John Jackson wrote

    Like a delicate flower blooming out of rock, Love, Tears, and Salt is the epic account of life force overcoming monumental adversity. This mesmerizing book traces one woman’s incredible journey from the Spanish Civil War and Nazi-Vichy Morocco to refugee status in Mexico and eventual immigration to the U.S. The cruel misunderstanding of Catholic, Jewish and Muslim heritages represented by members of her family gives insight into today’s frightful headlines out of the Middle East. This eloquent author, who retired from public education, lost one daughter to complications of epilepsy (SUDEP). The youngest daughter’s estrangement from the family has caused a great deal of pain. Nadia and her husband now dedicate their life to raising awareness and fundraising for research on new treatments for seizure disorders. This brilliant and compassionate work is a must read. 
Soon to be on Amazon.
 
Quick notes for March
FREE Download of the book, "Nina's Courage in Epilepsy", March 25, 26 and 27.  On those three days, the price goes to $0.00.  Download it now for $4.99. Don't miss the opportunity to learn about this Coureageous individual. ALL PROCEEDS GO FOR RESEARCH IN EPILEPSY  Download your Kindle Reading App here.
 
March 26, 2014 is Purple Day™  Yearly on March 26th, people and organizations in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness.  Do your part to help end the suffering of some 70 million individuals world wide who have epilepsy. Remember and Wear Purple. DONATE
 
 
SLEDD, The rock band that has written the song about our Nina,did three shows at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin Texas March 14. They highlighted the song about Nina "She Gave her Life to Safe a Life" Here is a clip from YouTube  It is from a previous show. The Studio Recorded version is amazing. The South by Southwest Conference is a multimedia event that attracts thousands of people to Austin each spring break, March 7-16, 2014. The three major themes are, Music, Film and Interactive.  Quite an honor for SLEDD
 
Give a Gift of Life and Health.  PLEASE Donate ALL YOU CAN  FOR ALL THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING AND DYING DAILY FROM THIS HORRIBLE CONDITION.  ANYONE AT ANY AGE CAN HAVE A SEIZURE !!!!
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