Here is why. Individuals with a seizure disorder, find themselves in a society that does not understand that epilepsy is a neurological disorder, as is Autism, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and many others. There is normally no visible symptom of epilepsy except for a “seizure”. Thus we find the lack of empathy and compassion by the public.
Have you ever seen an ad on TV for epilepsy? What about a famous person stepping up to the podium and stating, “I have epilepsy”, or “I am supporting the cause of Epilepsy?”
In fact, when was the last time that you were aware of any discussion of epilepsy and how it affects people. Are you prepared to help someone having a seizure in your presence?
Those with epilepsy face discrimination daily and the possible loss of a job if they are employed. Those afflicted are stigmatized, and many times the family is torn apart by this disease.
In a few weeks we will be offering you the opportunity to order some materials about epilepsy at no cost to you.
We ask that you distribute them to your friends, neighbors, and others. Talk to people about epilepsy; explain what you know about it. Look at previous issues of our newsletter. What you will discover may amaze you, as it did us.
We have found that about 8 out of 10 people have had some contact with epilepsy. They may have it themselves or family members, friends, or co workers.
Do your part to remove the stigma and help the millions of sufferers by bringing epilepsy into the light and consciousness of people
ANYONE AT ANY AGE CAN HAVE A SEIZURE. IT IS MORE COMMON THAN YOU THINK.