Thursday, November 21, 2013

Epilepsy Awareness: A Disability With Wings

  If you are a regular reader you will notice that I changed the template of the blog just for November for Epilepsy Awareness Month. Check out the Epilepsy Awareness Tab to read all posts that have been posted about epilepsy, my story and others' stories, etc. If you or someone you love have epilepsy please email me your story at stories can be anonymous and do not worry if you are not a writer I do not mind editing.
       Please remember to read and share these stories with your friends and family to make them more aware of epilepsy. Coming from someone with epilepsy it means a lot! Also, please donate to the Epilepsy Awareness Foundation by clicking here for the blog donation page. We are trying to raise $1000 dollars for our goal for the month. Remember you can donate to the Epilepsy Awareness Foundation all year round and many places of work will contribute to your favorite charity. Please help us find more information and a cure for this condition.


    If there is nothing else our battles with epilepsy have brought me, it is wings. I thoroughly believe that in life we are given certain struggles so that we can learn from them. We are suppose to use them. Use them as a stepping stone to achieve a goal of helping others through something you love.
    Some lessons are short and can happen in the blink of an eye, some are a constant day to day battle that you will fight with every day of your life. All lessons are hard. For what is a lesson if it is not hard? What good would it do if it was easy? What could you possibly learn?
      Learn, there is something unfortunately many do not know or do. When you get a problem, (let's mainly deal with illnesses here for epilepsy awareness month) you need to learn as much as you can about it. You need to do your research, do you homework. Look online, check your library. Visit several doctors, visit the organizations and find people like yourself that you can talk to. That is what you are supposed to do.
           You are to live your life and find a way to improve on your situation. You take that problem and you step on it with your hard high heel (who am I kidding, I wear flip flops but you get the analogy) and you say "you will not keep me down". When you do and say that, you are sending out a message to the universe that you have taken what it has thrown at you and you are not going down without a fight. You say that you are not only going to survive and make it through but you are going to flourish and you are going to help others to flourish as well.
      If you get a disability think of it as a gift and use it as a stepping stone to find your wings so you can soar! Many things will happen to you in your life, good things and bad things. It is up to you to decide what everything is, you decide your reaction to things. Choose the good, it is always worth the extra effort.

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