Trending Epilepsy

 

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In our world today, Breast Cancer would presumably be one of the top trending conditions in America. By trending, I am referring to breast cancer clothing and accessories, breast cancer fundraising telecasts, walks, flash mobs, parades, commercials, support from professional sports leagues such as the NFL, Hollywood movies created, television shows dedicated to such, however let’s take a look at both conditions, breast cancer and epilepsy, in separate hands. Not to say that one is worse than the other, no. It’s important to look at each condition individually.

BREAST CANCER STATISTICS:

  1. In 2015, it is estimated that among U.S. women there will be 231,840 new cases of invasive breast cancer.
  2. About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.
  3. About 40,290 women in the U.S. are expected to die in 2015 from breast cancer, though death rates have been decreasing since 1989.

SOURCE: breastcancer.org

EPILEPSY STATISTICS

  1. Each year, 150,000 or 48 out of 100,000 people will develop epilepsy.
  2. 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy at sometime in their life.
  3. Each year, more than 1 out of 1,000 people with epilepsy die from SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy).

SOURCE: epilepsy.com

Breast cancer was for many women and even men, a frightening and devastating diagnosis to receive for a very long time. Sifting myth apart from fact. Helping the world to have a greater understanding of just what this very condition is that anyone could be diagnosed with. Eliminating fear. Shattering stigma. Tearing down ignorance. Setting aside the unknown.
Instead, inviting in hope. Restoring knowledge. Reviving all that is known. In a plethora of unique, creative, inspirational, motivational ways ranging from:

  • Clothing/Accessories
  • Fundraising/Telecasts
  • Walks
  • Flash Mobs
  • Parades
  • Commercials
  • Support from professional sports leagues such as the NFL
  • Hollywood movies created
  • Television shows created
  • Social Media taking part (hashtags/turning landmarks and notable locations colors)

With this major show of support it is easy to quickly learn about this condition and take part in making a positive difference in a variety of ways.

TRENDING EPILEPSY

Could you only imagine if the world would give the same opportunities to the epilepsy condition? To those who are living with epilepsy all around the world? To those who love and care for someone battling epilepsy somewhere in the world right now? To those who have buried someone they love and care for those who lost their battle with epilepsy somewhere in the world? Could you only imagine? It’s something I imagine all the time. It’s something that I believe should be trending equally to help the world have a greater understanding of epilepsy, the seriousness of the condition and what the world can do to make a positive difference near and far. Ranging from:

  • Clothing/Accessories
  • Fundraising/Telecasts
  • Walks
  • Flash Mobs
  • Parades
  • Commercials
  • Support from professional sports leagues such as the NFL
  • Hollywood movies created
  • Television shows created
  • Social Media taking part (hashtags/turning landmarks and notable locations colors)

If this sort of show of support were to become more prominent in our country and in our world, people would have the opportunity to learn about this condition even more and take part in making a positive difference in a variety of ways. The fear, stigma and ignorance that is still in existence this very day surrounding epilepsy would diminish greatly.

This would open the door for hope, improve knowledge, gather together all that was once unknown.

Lend a hand to those whose esteem is diminished and raise them up to their feet once again to help them rise above epilepsy.

Wonderful opportunities for men, women, children, families and friends all around the world to unite in support, in awareness, in education. Epilepsy should trend. Epilepsy must trend. Epilepsy needs to trend. Epilepsy deserves to trend. We all have the power to help epilepsy trend.

Stand with me!

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