One in four (23%) people believe epilepsy has no impact on a person’s life aside from having seizures, a new poll by Epilepsy Action has revealed.
Stories about Purple Day
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.
And epilepsy is notoriously one of those conditions which is quite poorly understood by the general public.
As the UK joins the rest of the world marking Purple Day, key landmarks turn purple for epilepsy awareness.
“I used to hide my epilepsy because I was worried that people would be scared of or blank me. I now realise this was the wrong thing to do.” Craig Fairclough shares his story for Purple Day to raise awareness and encourage others to open up about their epilepsy.
Two of Britain’s brightest acting stars are supporting Purple Day and Epilepsy Action to raise awareness of epilepsy
Maggie O’Connor hit headlines last year when she came around from a seizure to find two strangers filming it and laughing. She is now part of an Epilepsy Action campaign designed to challenge ignorance and celebrate strength in a range of videos that document a year of life with epilepsy. Peter Fox explains