Sunday, March 25, 2012

Purple Day Nails

Did you know that 1% of the world's population has some form of epilepsy? Or that there are dozens of different types of epilepsy, and over 40 different types of seizures?  Most people don't. It is one of the most misunderstood disorders even though 1 in 3 adults knows someone who has it. Seizures can be very serious--but they can also be controlled. 75% of people with epilepsy have controlled their epilepsy enough to the point that they can live normal lives. It's not something that you ever get used to, but it's something that becomes normal enough that you begin to not notice it very much. I designed these nails in hopes of somewhat capturing my seizure experience (even though that's definitely impossible), which you can read more on here. But I think I did pretty good. It shows that it's confusing and jumbled, but I can also turn it into something beautiful. It's full of sharp edges, and it definitely isn't graceful, but maybe I can conquer it. Maybe, just maybe, I can make it beautiful, and maybe I can help other's living with epilepsy, too. Every March 26th is Purple Day (or Epilepsy Awareness Day). It is internationally recognized, but not very many people know about it. Someday, I want to wake up and see a WAVE of purple, but that can't happen until the word is spread. Do you think you could help me do that? Tell your friends, tell your family, wear something purple, post it on facebook... Let's just all do SOMETHING. Type in epilepsy into Google. Learn something new in honor of those fighting!

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