Spring Break has sprung and the kids and I off to bounce away at Airheads today. They’ve never been, so it should be an uplifting experience for them!
With Easter this week, I can’t help but get all sentimental and spiritual. We went to Palm Sunday service yesterday after being absent for some time. It was good to be home again. Oh Lord, I’m getting ready to believe this week.
Tomorrow (March 26) is Purple Day.
Purple Day was founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada following a presentation by the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia, Canada. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy started the day in an effort to tell others about the disorder and inform those with seizures that they are not alone. She named the day Purple Day after the internationally recognized color for epilepsy, lavender. On March 26th, people from around the world wear purple in support of epilepsy.
- Approximately 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime.
- At least 1 in every 10 people will have one seizure in their lifetime.
- There are approximately 65 million people around the world living with epilepsy.
- There are more than 300,000 Canadians living with epilepsy.
- There are approximately 2.2 million Americans living with epilepsy.
- Epilepsy is NOT contagious. Epilepsy is NOT a disease. Epilepsy is NOT a psychological disorder.
To honor Purple Day and our niece Meghan, who lives with epilepsy, I planned a Purple Day 5K for our friends and family. If you live in the neighborhood, RSVP here. Then, wear purple and come run or walk with us. Strollers welcome! If you can’t make it, wear purple, download our Purple Day “race bib” and run or walk with us virtually.
No matter what, please wear purple tomorrow to show your support for epilepsy. And remember, when you think of epilepsy and seizures, think BRAIN.
Remove dangerous objects and loosen tight items around neck.
Always time the seizure. Call 911 if longer than 5 minutes.
If the person has fallen, turn on side and put something soft under head.
Never put anything in mouth and never restrain.
For Music Mondays, I’m now teaming up with my good friend and fellow Marathon Mama, Chrissy.