November is Epilepsy Awarness Month are you doing your part? I think
if we all ban together and write big television stations and large news
shows MAYBE just MAYBE we could get a part in there show. Please do
your part in this and help us get air time to give some Awarness for
Epilepsy here are some ideas:
1.) Contact your local T.V. Stations
2.) Contact the Today Show - Contact info.- firstname.lastname@example.org
3.) Contact Good Morning America ~ Contact Info - http://abcnews.go.com/Site/page?id=3068843
4.) Contact Oprah ~ Contact Info - http://www.oprah.com/contactus
5.) Live w/ Regis and Kelly ~ http://bventertainment.go.com/tv/buenavista/regisandkelly/fe...
Contact Kelly at http://bventertainment.go.com/tv/buenavista/regisandkelly/sp...
These are just 5 ways to contact people!!! There are so many more, this
is just a start!!! And I have even written a little text for you to
send in the email if you don't want to put your personal story!
November Is Epilepsy Awareness Month
Facts on Epilepsy:
More than 3 million people in the U.S. have some form of epilepsy.
About 200,000 new cases of seizure disorders and epilepsy are diagnosed
• Approximately 180,000 cases of epilepsy are newly diagnosed each year in the United States (about 493 new cases per day).
• Seizures result in up to 42,000 deaths in the United States each year -- more than the number of deaths from breast cancer!
• Epilepsy is more wide spread than diabetes according to Dr. Taleman of the World Health Organization
What is Epilepsy????
Epilepsy is a neurological condition. It is the term for more than 20
different types of seizure disorders produced by brief, temporary
changes in the brain's electrical system. These brief malfunctions mean
that more the usual amount of electrical energy passes between cells.
These changes are manifested in what we call seizures. Seizures are a
major national health problem.
Epilepsy can affect anyone, at any age, at any time. Epilepsy is a
chronic neurological disorder which creates medical, economic,
educational, and emotional and social problems of such dimensions that
it is imperative that services provided by the Epilepsy Foundation be
available to children, teens, adults, and the elderly in our community.
When do people develop epilepsy?
30% of cases develop before the age of five. 70% of cases develop
before the age of 18. However, the incidence of seizure disorders is
growing rapidly in older adults. While medical technology has enabled
people to survive heart attacks, strokes, brain tumors, and other such
conditions, people often develop seizure disorders following such
medical emergencies. In fact, there are now as many cases of epilepsy
in those over the age of 60 as in those under the age of 10.
Moreover, while newer medical treatments can significantly control
many types of epilepsy, 40-50% of cases remain medically uncontrolled.
Okay so when you copy and paste you may have to change it up a
little but it still is a little info on Epilepsy that helps them learn
a little more.
Please do your part and help get the word out there. We can make a diffrence.