Happy Epilepsy International Day 😘😘
Today 11 February has been a day which is certainly special, fundamental and beneficial to our epilepsy communities and organisations.
International Epilepsy Day is a powerful day that amplifies individuals awareness, knowledge and understanding around the subject matter of epilepsy and the barriers and discrimination encountered with living with this disability.
I love campaigning for Epilepsy awareness for many reasons. When I first begin to blog it was more an online journal for many personal reasons. I posted information that interested me as well. I kept a record of my progress and all my achievements that i am very proud of thanks to everyone at Epilepsy Futures. However, as time quickly marched on i seen so many different individuals struggling and in lots of pain, it was very obvious to me they were suffering. It was my desire to make a difference.
I know and understand that all types of epileptic seizures are dangerous and can leave individuals in a venerable state. I know it can cause suicidal ideations and suicidal actions. I have been there. It is very important we raise awareness and understanding that epileptic seizures , can kill if not treated professional and effectively, due to complications during or after a seizure, or perhaps maybe due to an accident such as a fall or drowning, or even neglected mental health.
I truly want to do what i can to increase awareness and to communicate with others. To spread knowledge. To have them understand they are not alone. Let’s end the stigma and discrimination associated with epilepsy.