#epilepsyawareness - cassiedotcom.com

Epilepsy is a disorder of the nervous system, characterized either by mild,
episodic loss of attention or sleepiness (petit mal/absence seizure) or by
severe convulsions with loss of consciousness (grand mal/tonic clonic).



ie: a brain disorder involving repeated, spontaneous seizures of any type.
GoFundMe - Vital Funds for Epilepsy 2016
Facebook - Cassie's Fight Page
EpilepsyFoundation - 2016 Detroit Walk

COLOR: purple
MONTH: November ♥
DAY: PURPLE DAY is celebrated every year on March 26th! ♥
INTERNATIONAL DAY: is celebrated every year on the second Monday of February each year! ♥
SAINT: St. Valentine ♥




I was diagnosed in August of 2006.
About Me


getting involved

annually i participate in a walk for Epilepsy that helps raise funds for research here is a site where you can find many ways to get involved and help spread awareness or donate to find a cure! the walk i do is the Summer Stroll for Epilepsy through the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan!

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*Not Another Moment Lost To A Seizure*
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other ideas you can do to spread awareness/information:
participate in the purple pumpkin project!
during halloween set out a pumpkin painted purple with an epilepsy hashtag,
some seizure info, awareness to spread, or maybe just a purple ribbon will do? :)



any day of the year you can get a purple balloon,
attach some epileptic information and let that knowledge fly !!!


Share any of these pictures i have made for motivation & awareness ♥

private facebook groups i am an admin of:
Epilepsy Group where discussing Cannabis is ok.
& Epilepsy Chat Group
FACTS
  • 1 in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy in their lifetime.
  • An estimated 3 million Americans and 65 million people worldwide currently live with epilepsy.
  • Each year at least 200,000 people are diagnosed with epilepsy.
  • In two-thirds of patients diagnosed with epilepsy, the cause is unknown.
  • Epilepsy affects more people than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's combined yet receives fewer federal dollars per patient than each of these.
  • It is estimated that up to 50,000 deaths occur annually in the U.S. from status epilepticus (prolonged seizures), Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), and other seizure-related causes such as drowning and other accidents.
  • Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) accounts for 34% of all sudden deaths in children.

last updated 4/29/16
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