A friend of mine on Twitter informed me of this campaign for epilepsy awareness called Get Epilepsy Smart. Take a moment and take the quiz. It won’t take two minutes. The statistics referenced in the quiz are for Australia, but the numbers are comparatively the same for any part of the world.
There are many people working hard to teach everyone about epilepsy for three reasons. First if your life is touched by it, you will understand it. Or if you encounter a medical emergency where someone is having seizures, you will know what to do.
Secondly, we need help finding a cure. My son has epilepsy and he was diagnosed when he was 3 1/2. In the beginning he was having 10 to 20 seizures a day. I can not tell you how awful it is to watch your baby suffer and you can do nothing to help him. Over the years things have gotten better thankfully to new technology and new medications. He is still not seizure free, but we keep working hard to help find a cure.
I did say three reasons. The third and most important reason to learn about epilepsy and join the fight to find the cure is that it is the right thing to do.