BENEFITING: Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin
EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2013
Living with epilepsy isn't easy. Some seizures are obvious, resulting in full-body shaking or jerking moments, while others are merely brief staring spells. But one thing is true for all of them: they affect the quality of life for those living with it, and those affected by it.
As more and more people become aware of seizures and epilepsy, they begin to understand that people with epilepsy are capable of all different types of things: from coaching college football teams to serving as Chief Justice of the United States. But often times people with epilepsy are discriminated, bullied, and fired from long-standing jobs due to a condition that they never asked for or have no control over.
Yet you can change all that.
November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Each year about this time advocators, educators, and supporters bring epilepsy into the spotlight. With programs and services in communities throughout the Heart of Wisconsin, we are able to provide schools, businesses, police officers, health professionals and first responders the tools that enable them to recognize and respond to seizures and increase the quality of life for people with epilepsy.
You can help too by supporting the Epilepsy Foundation Heart of Wisconsin. Your generous donation will allow us to continue these programs and serve the 1 in 26 who will be diagnosed at some point in their life.
Chances are you already know one.