Get Seizure Smart!

Posted: November 3, 2011 in Epilepsy
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If you saw someone having a seizure, would you know what to do? 
 
        If you’re like most Americans your answer would probably be “no.” This November during National Epilepsy Awareness Month, our national Get Seizure Smartcampaign is aimed at getting information about seizure recognition and first aid into the hands of at least 5 million people—so they will know what to do if someone is having a seizure. We need your help to save lives.         Just last week, my colleague’s husband and son were at a sporting event in Washington D.C. As they were watching the game, a young woman started having a seizure. Fortunately, he knew what to do and took the proper steps to keep her safe and those around her calm. But sadly, no one else around them could offer any help. 
        
        That’s why I’m asking you to join our 2011 Get Seizure Smart Campaign

        When I hear stories like this, it makes me realize how important it is for everyone to know seizure recognition and first aid. Anyone can have a seizure at any time.

        It frustrates me that there are still so many people who are unaware of the facts about epilepsy and do not know what to do when someone is having a seizure. I know we need to do more to increase epilepsy awareness.         
  
    
 You can help us prevent stories like these by taking the following actions today:

  • Take the Get Seizure Smart! quiz at our www.GetSeizureSmart.org website. You’ll also find ways you can spread the word.
  • Donate now and help us meet our goal of making 5 million people seizure smart—you will help save lives!

        We cannot do it alone! It is with the help of loyal friends like you who donate and take action that we can make a difference in the lives of people with epilepsy. Thank you. 
       
Sincerely,
 Ellen Woods Signature
Ellen Woods
Vice President, Development

 

I took the test.  Check out my results.  Take  the test and see how well you know about epilepsy. 

 

 

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