As a person with epilepsy, I often get told to hide my disease. I get told to make sure that I do not tell my employers or that other people do not know; unless they truly have to. Well, if I spend all of my time hiding my disease from everyone, why should I be expected to disclose it to random strangers on public transit?
Evidently, this logic does not make sense. I believe that the whole purpose of this initiative was to showcase invisible illnesses; however, people will still never be able to understand what they cannot see. This means that regardless of whether or not a person is wearing a button, people will still not give up seats because they cannot see that anything is physically wrong with the person.
I truly do not think that having a button is required as it simply sets disabled people aside from abled bodies. This makes it easier for people without a disability to pick on others and victimize those with one. The Canadian Epilepsy Alliance
Welcome! In this blog you will find some important information about how to live a worry-free summer with epilepsy. There are many helpful tips as well as interesting topics that can help educate you on the importance of living your best life with epilepsy and how this can be achieved.
Hi! My name is Rebekah. I am a twenty year old paramedic student who has epilepsy. I have been seizure free for three years and am happy to share with you the tips and tricks that I have learned to having a safe and seizure-free summer. I cannot wait to help you understand that living with epilepsy does not have to be dreadful, and that the summer can still be one of the most fun times of the year. With a positive mindset and good support, we can all make it through this together.
As 2017 draws to a close, I would like to extend best wishes for the holiday season. I hope that for all of you, it is a time for relaxing with family and friends.
Epilepsy Durham Region had the good fortune to celebrate its 30th anniversary through 2017, a milestone celebrated throughout the year with many friends. Much of our year has been focused on ensuring the epilepsy care can be achieved in Durham Region. With good planning and team work from many in our community we have been successful in establishing partnerships with specialists to ensure you can receive appropriate care. I am extremely proud of and grateful for the hard work and commitment our community has expressed to help Chelsea and I fulfill our dedication to this initiative.
On behalf of Epilepsy Durham Region thank you for celebrating Epilepsy Awareness Month, and in essence assisting us in eradiating stigma associated with the neurological disease for the 1 in 100 who are affected.
To say that March was a busy and exciting month is an understatement. We kicked off our celebrations with a purple pancake breakfast enjoyed by students, first responders, and politicians; the month continued with exciting basketball tournaments, bunny hops, group gatherings and opportunities to educate so many about the catastrophic effects of Epilepsy and the devastating impact it can have on families.