Why My Family is Rocking Purple Today Epilepsy Awareness

purple day

A little over a year ago our world was changed as my youngest Gracie experienced her first of many seizures. At the time, the experience was scary and so new to us that we did not know what to do. After a series of long and tedious medical tests, the diagnosis came down she had epilepsy. Although this was something new to us, we have found out that it is not so unusual to know someone with epilepsy. Did you know that OVER 2 MILLION people in the United States have epilepsy? And that 1 IN 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime?

AFM Seizure

For some, the causes of the seizures are known but for us the cause of Gracie’s seizures are unknown. Not knowing what causes her seizures is very scary for us. But living our lives in fear is not the best way to live. We choose to embrace our lives and live to the fullest. Epilepsy is only allowed to rule our lives when a seizure does occur.

Why am I sharing all of this with you today? Because today March 26 is Epilepsy Awareness Day. It is a day set aside to bring awareness to this disorder. People are encouraged to wear purple to raise awareness. I even got a purple streak put in my hair.

Purple Epilepsy

Today we are rocking the color purple, and I encourage you to rock it as well. Upload your pictures to social media using the hashtags #epilepsyawareness #rockthepurple and #rockingforGracie. You can even go over to my Facebook page and upload them there.

Let’s all pull together to bring awareness to this disorder.

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  1. I had no idea there were so many people effected by Epilepsy. Thanks for bringing awareness to this 🙂 It must be so scary as a parent to see your kids go through something like that.

  2. That must have been terrifying for your whole family. Thank goodness it is under control now.

  3. I had an Uncle who suffered from Epilepsy. The first Episode is always the scariest as you have no idea what to do or how to help. Thanks for the valuable info

  4. That is some scary stuff. I cannot imagine. I am so sorry. Thank you for showing your purple!

  5. I had no idea that there was an Epilepsy Awareness Day! I think it’s great idea. I have friends with kids that have Epilepsy and it can be such a scary thing.

  6. My oldest sister had Epilepsy as a child. It can be so scary when your loved one is having a seizure.

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