I can’t say that starting a Blog was on my Bucket
List of things to accomplish in my Lifetime. Writing has never been a passion of mine… In fact I rather despised it through high school and college. There was a difficulty with getting words to flow just right… I knew what I wanted to wanted to write or say, but I couldn’t put it into words. Maybe it was thought blocking commonly reported with seizure medications; or perhaps I was postictal at the time. Who knows? But I would find myself editing papers two or three times; and that was just the rough draft! So, as with learning any new skills, they say ‘Practice makes Perfect.’ How about instead, ‘Practice makes Progress, NOT Perfect?’
What is R.E.A.C.H.?
There remains to this day a real need to REACH out to local communities about what epilepsy is and what it is not. Raising Epilepsy Awareness for Community Hope, is a personal initiative to spread information and understanding about Epilepsy to those around us. Whether it be at home, in school, at work, at church, or in the cereal isle at the local grocery store, ‘the need to inform remains great, as the number of misinformed remains greater.’
Speak Up, Speak Out
My personal battle with seizures stems over 40 years, throughout childhood, primary school, teens, college, and later impacting pregnancy, and employment. Though as a person with epilepsy, I realize my experiences are not isolated.
Through this site, I hope those impacted by epilepsy will find support and encouragement to persevere, despite the many misunderstandings, preconceived notions and society labels. So please join me in this journey, addressing epilepsy struggles head on, highlighting the need for community advocacy, and instilling hope for future change. And whatever happens, ‘Don’t let the muggles get you down.’