Linda Andersen wrote -
From CURE's Website.... "CURE, Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy, was founded by parents of children with epilepsy who were frustrated with their inability to protect their children from the devastation of seizures and the side effects of medications. Unwilling to sit back and accept the debilitating effects of epilepsy, these parents joined forces to spearhead the search for a cure. CURE’s mission is not only driven by the pressing need for scientific research and data, but by the painful struggle of families who suffer from epilepsy worldwide.".....
Visit their website http://www.cureepilepsy.org/home for the rest of their story......
Hoping to raise AT LEAST $1971 for Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy. My son, Jason , had his first seizure in 1971 and still continues to seizure on a daily basis.Epilepsy affects over 50 million people of all ages – more than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and Parkinson’s disease COMBINED. Almost 500 new cases of epilepsy are diagnosed every day in the U.S. alone. Epilepsy claims more lives each year than breast cancer. Despite all of this, funding for epilepsy research lags significantly behind other diseases.
Behind The Smile
What do you see when you look at me? A person or a disability? I know I live within this home, but my hopes and dreams are still my own. Although they're locked inside my head, it doesn't mean that they are dead. I'd like the same as any of you, I'm capable of choices too. Many people quietly say, it would be much kinder if they were locked away. Then we'd be safe as we walked the street and ensure that everything is neat. To them we say, "We have rights too. There, but for the Grace of God, go you." We will not go quietly into the night, but we'll stay and be counted, here in the light. We hope the message will sink home. Just treat us as you would your own and look beyond the disability, because there, behind the smile is me...(Rob Erskine)
THANK YOU for checking my Project out!...And remember, one small act of Kindness can send a ripple thru the Universe.