Cassidy wanted everybody to know that she has epilepsy and that it was OK to talk about epilepsy. She wanted to explain to people that epilepsy affects over 50 million people worldwide. That is more people than MS, MD, Parkinson's Disease and Cerebral palsy combined. Cassidy wanted everyone to know the truth about epilepsy and dispel some of the myths.
It is very important to Cassidy that everyone know that people with epilepsy are ordinary people. She also wanted other children like herself to know that they were not alone.
|March 26th - Purple Day|
From the Purple Day website,
"Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26, people from around the globe are asked to wear purple and spread the word about epilepsy."
A little bit more about Cassidy in her own words from the Purple Day website.
"Before I started Purple Day, I was afraid to tell people about my epilepsy because I thought they would make fun of me. After the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia did a presentation in my class, I started to talk with the other kids about my seizures. That is when I decided to become a spokesperson for kids with epilepsy."
I am asking everyone who reads this post to wear purple on Friday March 26th. Do it for all 50 million people in the world who have epilepsy. Do it for Cassidy. Do it for me.