The National Walk for Epilepsy is next week , and it’s a chance for me to walk with other people, other families, that have been effected by seizures. I am lucky that my seizures can be controlled by medication, but not everyone is so lucky.
There is more research to be done, and more education needs to be done.
- It’s important to understand that some kids have to live with seizures, but they still need to, and CAN go to school.
- It’s important to teach first responders how to react to a seizure.
- It’s important to be sure that health insurance covers seizure medication.
- Medication can be made more predictable, effective and less toxic.
- And the medical community still needs to learn more about why seizures happen and what damage they do to our brains and our bodies.
So, my husband and I will be walking bright and early on a Saturday morning in March, on the National Mall.
I know that children and animals are much more compelling causes than your friend DC Grrl who seems just fine; So, here are some stories about kids and animals. These are the families we’re really walking for:
Andrew, in Fairfax: “Dog that helps epileptic boy will get 2-week tryout at school”
And a great book BY Evan, who wrote this book to help fund his own seizure dog, which I now have in my library. It is AWESOME:
My Seizure Dog
Coming soon: the Concert for Epilepsy this fall, so be on the lookout for more information about that. This guy, possibly the most excellent brother in the world, has been working tirelessly on this project for years, in honor of his little sister who has epilepsy, and this year’s concert should be an amazing event!