Wednesday, March 25, 2009

National Purple Day

Tomorrow is National Purple Day. A 9 yearold girl started this event in order to make known about the wrold of Epilepsy and also so she could see and know that she wasn't alone in her daily life with Epilepsy. So please wear purple tomorrow, to support those who deal with Epilespy!

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which people experience repeated seizures. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, more than 3 million people in the United States have experienced a seizure or been diagnosed with epilepsy. In fact, each year, approximately 200,000 Americans are diagnosed with epilepsy. Fortunately, in the majority of cases, the prognosis for most people is excellent. With appropriate treatment, up to 70 percent of people with epilepsy will become seizure-free.

A seizure is the result of a sudden disruption of orderly communication among nerve cells in the brain. This disruption causes different symptoms depending on the location of the seizure and how the abnormal disruption spreads. There are many types of seizures, with symptoms ranging from a tingling in a finger to the loss of consciousness, stiffened arms and legs, and bodily jerking experienced during a tonic-clonic seizure.

Tomorrow I will post about our families life with Epilepsy.



ourjoyfulljourney said...

We are ready for purple day! I will take pics of us all in our purple tomorrow...and i put a link to your blog from mine...that way others will also be educated on this day :)

totaljesusgirl said...

Thanks Pal :)

ourjoyfulljourney said...

Anytime!!! :)