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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness

If you want to learn more about Epilepsy please click on the button above for the Purple Day site. I learned about Purple Day on Michele's beautiful blog - The Rocky Mountain Retreat. Michele is a very talented photographer and I have enjoyed visiting her blog over the past few years. She also has epilepsy and has tonic clonic (gran mal) seizures. I have learned a lot from Michele about epilepsy. She has posted that you don't put a spoon in someone's mouth when they are having a seizure and about other common misconceptions.
On March 26 (today), people are asked to wear purple to support epilepsy awareness. Purple Day was started by nine year old Cassidy Meagan of Nova Scotia, Canada in 2008 to help increase awareness about epilepsy world wide.I decided to look through my photo archives for purple shots so I could drape my blog in purple so to speak. The first shot of my clematis which was lost in a drought many years prior to our most recent drought was taken in 1999 with my first digital camera. The other shots were taken in the summers of 2007 and 2008.I hope you will go to the Purple Day site to learn more about epilepsy. Also, if you have never visited The Rocky Mountain Retreat, Michele's photographs of her beautiful Rocky Mountains never fail to lift my spirits.


10 comments:

Daryl said...

Fabulous post .. I am wearing purple

Tarolino said...

Beautiful post in dedication of the amazing Michele and all those like her.
So glad for all this support on her behalf.

Mar said...

Beautiful purple shots, Carver. I didn't know about this day, thanks for the links!

Dr.John said...

Thank you for helping raise awareness of epilepsy. I worked at a health camp for two summers while in college and have a good deal of experience with and knowledge of the disease.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Great post and I agree with everything you said about Michele. You both are an inspiration the way you deal with your health challenges....

fishing guy said...

Carver: Thanks so much for spreading the word.

Theresa said...

Great vibrant purple pictures in support of purple day. I have never heard of this day before. However I had a student that had a siezure in my class 2 years ago, and it an eye opening experiense and have since learned what to do,but it has to be even scarier for the people who have epilepsy, since they never know when the siezures will happen.

Michele said...

Thank you so much Carver for your beautiful words and your support on this day... I cannot begin to tell you how much this means to me and really, to ALL those affected by Epilepsy and other seizure disorders.

Your purple flower photos are stunning and purple being my favorite color, really did bring tears to my eyes...

Hugs and kisses♥

PastorMac's Ann said...

I wasn't aware of this awareness day! My 2nd son has epilepsy. Thanks for the heads up. (your purple photos are fabulous!)

inlandempiregirl said...

This is such a thoughtful gesture. The collection of photos are stunning. The iris with the water drops is a keeper!