I hear stories from people who say that Purple Day has helped them speak out, be brave and feel a part of something for them. They feel like they have a day for them and epilepsy. I also hear stories of how Purple Day and all the awareness with it has helped people who do and who don’t have epilepsy learn more about it.
I also hear stories about the stigma and discrimination that people are still facing, stories about people with epilepsy dealing with anxiety and depression and I hear stories of people still afraid, still losing their jobs, their families and more. All of these epilepsy stories tell me that even though we have come so far there is still so much more work to do.
Epilepsy, epilepsy education, and awareness need to be talked about all the time, it is the only way we are going to change and erase the stigma and discrimination that comes with epilepsy.
Together we can and we will make a difference.
Founder of Purple Day