Thursday, November 14, 2013

Epilepsy Awareness: Why Donate?

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.

Epilepsy Awareness: Why Donate?
    If the fact that it is the end of the year and you may need to donate money so you have taxable deductions next year is not a reason you would want to donate to the Epilepsy Foundation. Here is a exert from their website on what the donations are used for and why they are so desperately needed.

"The Epilepsy Foundation is the national charitable organization committed to a better world for people living with epilepsy. Through research, education, advocacy and services, we aim to prevent, control and cure epilepsy, and to ensure a positive quality of life for everyone living with epilepsy.

We use your donation to empower people with epilepsy and their families; to improve epilepsy prevention and treatment; to increase public awareness; and reduce discrimination and stigma.
We use your donation to support clinical and behavioral research. And we help everyone touched by seizures access accurate and current information, and connect with support networks to ease the burden of living with epilepsy. 

We use your donation to advocate in Congress, in the courts, in state legislatures and regulatory bodies for access to health care, protection of civil rights, job training, social security and special education services.

We transform people's lives every day and we need your help.

Here are just some of the ways we'll use your donation to make a positive difference in someone's life:
Your donations helped us play a key role in the passage of the American with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 so that now nearly 3 million people living with epilepsy are protected from workplace discrimination.
Your donations enabled us to fund promising studies that are moving into the clinical trial stage and could radically improve life for millions who live with epilepsy.
Your donations supported the enhancement of our online eCommunities where those impacted by epilepsy can communicate with others, and find support from friends, experts and more.
This is just a small list of what we've accomplished this year and it is your donations that allow us to touch the lives that we do. Help us continue to touch even more lives with your generous donation today. Thank you!"

In case you have forgotten 1 in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime. More then two million Americans have epilepsy and there are 150,000 annual new cases every year in the United States alone. One in ten people have had a seizure in their life and 65 million people world wide have epilepsy. Please DONATE so we can find a cure! Thank you for all the love and support!

If you have noticed a change in my normal format for my blog it is for Epilepsy Awareness Month. Please check out epilepsy facts and stories on my Epilepsy Awareness Tab. Also, I am collecting donations this month. Your donation goes directly to the Epilepsy Awareness Foundation. DONATE HERE! Also, if you or someone you love suffers from Epilepsy please email me at your story to put in a blog post they can be anonymous. (no worries if you are not a writer I can edit it for you!). Thanks for all the love and support!

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