Don’t be afraid to walk out of the shadow of epilepsy
Epilepsy, which was regarded for centuries as the “Sacred Disease”, has started to come out of the darkness. March was celebrated in Canada as epilepsy awareness month, in which the public was educated about this neurological disorder that has still not been fully recognized as a disability. Epilepsy organizations teach people not to fear, but to understand and tolerate epileptic seizures. The initiative to introduce “Lavender Day”, or “Purple Day”, was undertaken by 9-year old Megan Cassidy from Nova Scotia who has epilepsy. When Megan was first diagnosed, she felt alone and isolated. Then she decided to show kids and adults living with epilepsy that they are not alone. She proposed that all people wear the color of lavender on one day, March 26, as a symbol of support for those who are affected by the disorder. The color purple, or lighter lavender, symbolizes loneliness and isolation.
Margaret Maye Epilepsy Initiative
Margaret Maye is known by Polish people in Toronto as an excellent mezzo-soprano and actress, with training in both singing and acting. Until recently, none of Margaret’s other interests were known. Her son had his first convulsions 12 … Czytaj więcej