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Learn about epilepsy

Dear Editor:

Nearly 3 million Americans have epilepsy. Epilepsy is the most common neurological disorder affecting all age groups, yet the public is largely unaware it is a serious condition with severe consequences for people living with epilepsy and their families. November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, and I am one of thousands of volunteers working to raise awareness of this condition.

Epilepsy is common, but many people don’t know what to do when someone is having a seizure. That’s why the Epilepsy Foundation is asking everyone to learn about epilepsy and take the Get Seizure Smart quiz in November. The interactive quiz, down-loadable resources and other tools to recognize National Epilepsy Awareness Month are available at http://www.GetSeizureSmart.org.

As a mother of someone affected by epilepsy, I strongly encourage everyone to get educated and take the quiz. My son’s life, or that of someone you know, may depend on it.

Megan Noonan

Carbondale


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