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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Just Being Aware!

Rebecca, over at Knit By God's Hand, posted today about a precious little girl named Emily that is battling Infantile Spasms which is a form of epilepsy. I wanted to further the awareness and add a link so that we all might be more aware of this illness.

My heart just goes out to families who face any type of issue that causes their lives to be more difficult and uncertain. While epilepsy may not be considered a disability it definitely brings fear and uncertainties that must be treated with medication in order to keep it under control.

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder that causes the person to have seizures. The seizures can be triggered by a varitety of stimuli depending on the area of the brain that is affected. One seizure type can be triggered just by reading!

Friday is Epilepsy Awareness day! If you know someone who struggles with this disorder why not wear your PURPLE in their honor and give them a call to let them know that you are thinking of them? Everyone needs support every now and then! Perhaps you could be the hands and feet of Christ in ministering to that person in a way that you never thought possible!

1 comments:

Rebecca Jo said...

You rock!!! Thanks for passing the word!!! :)