For over 10 years, on 26 of March we have marked Purple Day, the international epilepsy awareness day. This is always a powerful day, full of unity, inspiration and information. It allows people to show their support for everyone living with epilepsy, share their experiences of the condition and raise some money and awareness.
Finding out you have epilepsy is scary at any age. For young children and their families, it can be terrifying.
For Purple Day 2019 Epilepsy Action is aiming to help more children and families come to terms with epilepsy.
Purple Day is an international event held on 26 March every year to raise awareness and funds to help people living with epilepsy.
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