National Epilepsy Week 2012

May 24, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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It’s currently National Epilepsy Week (20th-26th May 2012) and epilepsy organisation, Epilepsy Action, are using this week to raise crucial awareness of the neurological condition which affects over 600,000 people in the UK.

The theme to this year’s awareness week is achievement. Epilepsy Action are calling on epileptics to recall their proudest moments and most significant achievements to prove that epilepsy doesn’t have to stop people enjoying their life just like everybody else.

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A whole host of epileptics have submitted their stories online. Their personal tales range from youngsters with epilepsy learning to swim, excelling at school and even sky diving! And adults achieving career successes beyond their expectations, having children and been able to take part in sporting activities after seizures, surgery and medication.

Each story is inspiring and it’s great to see a national awareness campaign that has such a positive approach. All too often we are bombarded with facts and figures. Epilepsy Action’s focus on achievements is refreshing and gives a personal touch that’s incredibly engaging.

In addition to promoting stories of personal achievement from ordinary epilepsy sufferers, Epilepsy Action also called on World Champion hurdler, Dai Greene, to recall his experiences of achieving great success whilst living with epilepsy.

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Dai’s story was published in an awareness supplement featured in Monday’s edition of The Guardian, which I’d highly recommend reading as it features a range of issues surrounding epilepsy including effective management of epilepsy in the workplace and in schools- read or download ‘Epilepsy Celebrating Achievement’ here.

Epilepsy is a condition which can affect just about anybody- old people, young people and fit and healthy people. The truth is you probably don’t realise the majority of sufferers have epilepsy which is why epilepsy is a condition that is worth supporting. During National Epilepsy Week why not spare half an hour to check out a local event, make a donation or just get clued up on the facts, it could really make a difference.

Top Tip: Did you know that people suffering from epilepsy can be eligible for a Disabled Persons Railcard and save up to 1/3 off rail travel. Visit www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk for more information.

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National Epilepsy Week

May 20, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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National Epilepsy Week is drawing to a close, and I’m sure that the week has raised awareness of the condition and brought out some brilliant fundraising ideas!

I’ve spent the week noting quick facts which you might not already know about epilepsy, and I’ve learnt new things myself. I’ve also covered charities and organisations, which dedicate their time and effort into epilepsy.

Today I would like to share UK Epilepsy.com a site which is packed with everything you need to know about epilepsy. From advice, support groups, charities, blogs and up to date research.

Go ahead and explore the site at your leisure!

Have a great weekend-

Epilepsy Awareness Week- Thursday Facts

May 19, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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National Epilsepy Week

  • There is lots of charities dedicated to epilepsy such include Epilepsy ActionMy Purple Pledge, NCYPE– National Central  for Young People with Epilepsy and Epilepsy Research UK
  • Purple Day is a National Epilepsy awareness day that happens across the world. The Purple Day charity was created by Cassidy Megan a youngster with epilepsy who was passionate to share how she manages her epilepsy. Purple Day encourages everyone to share their stories.
  • There is lots of ways that you can support all of the above charities by simple visiting their websites. Find more out more information about fundraisings, events, sponsorship etc… And make a difference.

National Epilepsy Week- Epliepsy Quick Facts

May 17, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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National Epilepsy Week

 Quick facts about Epilepsy for National Epilepsy Week 15th-21st May 2011

  • Epilepsy can affect anyone, at any age and from any walk of life
  • Every day in the UK, 75 people are diagnosed with epilepsy
  • There are around 40 different types of seizure and a person may have more than one type

Useful Links:

Epilepsy Action- www.epilepsy.org.uk

My Purple Pledge: www.mypurplepledge.com

Epilepsy Society: www.epilepsysociety.org.uk

National Epilepsy Week 15th-21st May 2011

May 16, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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National Epilepsy Week

15th -21st May 2011 marks National Epilepsy Week. There are lot of things going on to support Epilepsy Action and other Epilepsy organisation who work hard to raise awareness of Epilepsy and the affects which the condition has on suffers. Click for more information…

Here are some quick facts about Epilepsy which you might not already be aware of:

  • Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder in childhood
  • Over 450,000 people have epilepsy – more than 60,000 of these are children and young people
  • NCYPE– The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy is a charity dedicated to helping young people living with epilepsy

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