Meet Joel Wilcox and his 5 lb papillon seizure assistance dog, Flame, the stars of a new comic book, Medikidz Explain Seizure Assistance Dogs.
Each year November is recognized as National Epilepsy Awareness Month. This is an opportunity for each of us to take a moment to spread the word about the millions of people living and dying as a result of this complex group of disorders. Here are a few opportunities to get involved: Purple … Read More
Halloween is almost here and it’s time to paint your pumpkins purple. The Purple Pumpkin Project was started in 2012 by Ron LaMontagne in honor of his 7 year old son. The intention of the project was to get people talking about how purple is the color for epilepsy. This is an … Read More
This Mother’s Day, I reached out to a mom with epilepsy who inspires me. I hoped she would have time in her busy life for a brief interview and of course, she made time. Brandy is a delightful woman who I am lucky to know simply by way of Living Well With … Read More
This year “The Purple Pumpkin Project” was started by Ron LaMontagne and to raise Epilepsy Awareness in honor of his 7 year old son. Check out the pictures The goal of the project was to get people talking about how purple is the color for epilepsy. You will find some great photos … Read More
To parents of children with epilepsy, heading back to school can feel like heading into a hurricane. But it can help to know there are resources available to you and your family. Included are websites on how to talk to school about epilepsy and information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act … Read More
3D image of Influenza Virus The CDC is currently featuring information on how children with neurologic disorders are at higher risk of death from flu. A study on the topic was recently published in Pediatrics, “Neurologic Disorders among Pediatric Deaths Associated with the 2009 Pandemic Influenza, 2012.” The BuzzCBS, the AP, … Read More
For most kids summer means playing outdoors, camps with silly names, hiking, swimming, canoeing, arts and crafts and more. The same is true for kids with epilepsy. In a recent issue of EpilepsyUSA, the Epilepsy Foundation‘s flagship publication, the organization featured a roundup of epilepsy camps throughout the United States. US Camps … Read More