Today Would Have Been Her Birthday

Today my mom would have been turning another year older but instead, she is in Heaven.

According to the Epilepsy Foundation, over 50,000 people die each year from Epilepsy.  My mom was part of that statistic in 2009.

I’m sharing information about the Epilepsy Foundation today in hopes that you will consider donating to this worthy cause. According to their website, their “mission is to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences and to work toward prevention, control and a cure for epilepsy through advocacy, education, research and support services.”

How you can help:

1) Donate to the Epilepsy Foundation in honor of a loved one or friend (if you’d like to donate in memory of my mom, her name was Jan)

2) If you live around Washington, D.C. you can register to walk in the 2011 National Walk For Epilepsy.

3) If you live in the Chicago area you can donate your used clothing to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. They have a drop-off site or you can schedule a pickup.

*If you donate or support The Epilepsy Foundation in any way, or have a loved one with Epilepsy, I’d love if you would share with me in the comments below.

2 thoughts on “Today Would Have Been Her Birthday”

  1. I am so sorry that you have to celebrate your mom’s birthday without her.
    But I am sure that it helps knowing that she is in a wonderful place.
    I have been eptileptic since the age of three and did not realize that the statistics were so high.
    It’s a lot to deal with for people that I meet that are not educated about Epilepsy and are therefore not comfortable with the idea of someone having a seizure.
    But I am glad to see that there are more and more organizations that are helping to educate others about it.
    {{Hugs}} to you today.

  2. Alicia, I’m sorry that your mom is not here to celebrate with you….but her legacy lives on through you. (Hugs) to you as you celebrate her life and everything she meant to you.:)


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