Epilepsy never takes a vacation
While I was away last week, our staff and volunteers were busy across the country with research, fundraising and awareness efforts. I’m still playing catch-up.
But, what I also returned to was the harsh reality that epilepsy and it’s potentially cruel consequences never, ever take a vacation.
My sister-in-law emailed me that a gentleman with epilepsy that she had met and come to know working on a political campaign together, had just died.
I did not know Clyde. But, when I read about him (please click through on his picture below), I was struck with how his life paralleled the lives of so many. His death was devastating, but I hope you will take time to also absorb the eloquent description of the impact on his life that epilepsy had—-his struggles to find a suitable job, the side effects of the medications, the fear of the next seizure, and last, but not least, society’s poor understanding and acceptance of the struggles he faced. I feel like I have heard this story time and time again, and yet it continues….
The research you help us support can help us put a stop to these stories. I hope you will join me and many of Clyde’s friends and loved ones in honoring his passion for life, his resilient spirit and his hopefulness. In his memory, for his loved ones, and for all those whose struggles continue, thank you for supporting the research that has the true potential to change and save lives.