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Purple Day for Epilepsy


Wednesday, March 26th is Purple Day for Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a condition of the brain that is characterized by recurrent seizures. Approximately one in ten people will experience at least one seizure during a lifetime. A single seizure, however, is not epilepsy. Epilepsy is a condition that is defined by multiple seizures.



Epilepsy effects millions and many families have had to deal with various types of seizure disorders ….. including my own family. Epilepsy is often misunderstood, so people don’t realize what life can be like for those affected and their Families. As always educating yourself can make a big difference in understanding things in life your uncertain about….

  • There are approximately 50 million people around the world living with epilepsy.
  • It’s estimated that 1 in 100 people have epilepsy
  • There are approximately 2.2 million Americans living with epilepsy.
  • Epilepsy is NOT contagious. Epilepsy is NOT a disease. Epilepsy is NOT a psychological disorder.

On March 26 annually, people from around the world wear purple in support of epilepsy awareness. This year, join them in wearing purple and help promote epilepsy awareness in your community.





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