You all…or WE…should be very proud of our efforts to promote Epilepsy awareness. And, I know it’s not over yet. As someone who is always watching the process, I have to wonder: how successful have we been in moving the needle?
The fact of the matter is, every state has a law that applies to drivers who have seizures. It’s up to our doctors to make sure we are abiding those laws, but it’s also up to those of us who live with Epilepsy to adhere to them.
It’s not just those with Epilepsy that a service dog can serve. Dogs can be hearing dogs, seizure alert dogs, service dogs for children with autism and guide dogs for people with visual impairments. The world of service dogs, their training and care, is a remarkable one.
It seems as if there are SO many organizations, benefits, foundations that center on Epilepsy, cropping up all around the web. And, if you’re like me, everything has a certain appeal. So, how do you choose?
Regarding the aolhealth.com post last week, I heard from SO many readers, both new and old…and your compliments were very encouraging, not to mention, welcome! I also received lots of advice, questions and words of encouragement. It’s why I’m doing what I’m doing with this blog!
Epilepsy advocates come in many different varieties. They can be those of us who live with Epilepsy, family members or good friends of those with Epilepsy, doctors and others in the medical field who deal each day with Epilepsy…or simply people who understand this complex world, and care.
Speaking up and speaking out CAN help. With 3 million people in the U.S. living with Epilepsy and nearly 50 million people around the world, we can stand up and be noticed!
The more conversations we have about Epilepsy and seizures and the more realities we share, the more we raise awareness. If you’re like me and have seizures, I learned so much from others and their seizures.