Go-Pher Epilepsy

Posted on October 28, 2013 by Lexie McArthur

We had the pleasure of working with the Gophers on this rally towel project and have learned so much about epilepsy. The Anita Kaufmann Foundation’s mission is to educate the public to not fear epilepsy. Over 3 million Americans have epilepsy and 1 in 10 adults will have a seizure in their lifetime. Epilepsy is a neurological condition caused by sudden brief changes in the brain’s electrical balance, causing seizures. To put it very simple, “ANYONE WITH A BRAIN CAN HAVE A SEIZURE”. Would you know what to do if someone you are working beside had a seizure?
B – be calm
R – remove dangerous objects
A – always time the seizure
I – if person has fallen, turn on side & put something soft under head
N – never put anything in mount and never hold the person down
World Epilepsy Day is Purple Day, March 26. Purple Day is an international effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. Join me and mark your calendar today to wear purple on March 26. 
For more information, visit www.akfus.org or www.purpleday.org


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