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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spread the Word About Epilepsy

I don't usually blog on Thursdays. But today's message is too important to neglect. Today is Purple Day, a day designed to raise awareness and to show support of the many people who have epilepsy and other seizure disorders. You are encouraged to wear something purple today, if only a ribbon.



One of our blogger buddies has epilepsy and still manages to bring us lovely photographs. Drop by Michele's blog "Rocky Mountain Retreat" http://chunkymountains.blogspot.com/ and show support for her and her wonderful photographs. She is definitely an inspiration to all of us.
To learn more about epilepsy and related disorders, go to http://www.epilepsy.com/epilepsy/main_epilepsy, or http://www.epilepsyoutreach.org/

13 comments:

Shellmo said...

Nice post on spreading the word!
Michele's photographs are as amazing as her!

George said...

Thanks for spreading the word on Purple Day.

Cedar ... said...

wow, we're thinking alike! i did a post today too and featured Purple Day and Michele. She's quite a gal, ... amazing!

Cheryl said...

It is wonderful to spread the word.....my friend's six year old son suffers with epilepsy......

richies said...

Thanks for your Epilepsy Awareness post. Michele deserves a lot of credit for the way she handles her life.

An Arkies Musings

grammy said...

Thanks for the info, and I will go check out her blog (o:

TSannie said...

Glad you're Thursday blogging! So wonderful so many of us honored lovely Michele...she's so very deserving.

Bird Girl said...

Very nice! I will visit her blog!

Dog_geek said...

Thanks for spreading awareness! I had no idea about purple day!

Michele said...

Thank you! I cannot tell you how much this really means to me and to all of those that are affected with Epilepsy and other seizure disorders.
A beautiful support for Purple Day, and I very much appreciate it!!
Many hugs to you, my friend!♥

fishing guy said...

Carolyn: Thanks so much for sharing Michele with your friends.

KB said...

Great post! My closest experience with epilepsy was that one of my dogs had it. It's common for epilepsy to emerge in middle aged male labradors.

We were very lucky because his disorder was controlled by medication and by figuring out that playing with tennis balls almost always triggered seizures. If it wasn't such a serious disease, the tennis ball trigger might've made me laugh because it seemed like an extreme form of labrador retrieving mania.

Fortunately, his disease disappeared in his old age, and we were able to stop the medications (and their side-effects). He lived to be almost 16 years old - a very old age for a Lab. I still miss him.

Mel said...

Thank you for letting us know.
It is a bit late for me now, but awareness has no time limit, right?
Besos,
Mel