Special Happens has gone PURPLE!
While we pay attention to a number of “Awareness projects” as J has a number of diagnosis, I’m not certain that we’ve paid attention to one of the main diagnosis that J holds that we are in a continual battle with now….just as we battle Autism, we battle Epilepsy. November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month…but did you know Monday, March 26th is Purple for Epilepsy Day around the WORLD?1? And why not!!!! So, in preparation, Special Happens is going purple, and my family is preparing as well.
Now…I don’t have purple shirts. The hubs doesn’t. J doesn’t. B doesn’t. O does (of course) but no one would know that it was anything different from any other day just by her wearing purple. Needing a craft to do, O and I decided to make everyone T-shirts. After all, it’s too late to “order” ourselves T-shirts or to find an appropriate (reasonably) priced item in the store.
At the local craft store, we found T-shirts, iron on decals and clothing paint to paint on the words as an economical choice. Here’s an example of what O and I made this past Wednesday.
T-Shirt on clearance at Michaels $2.99
T-Shirt Pain (by amount used) + .75
Preparation for Epilepsy Awareness, reasonably priced with a massive, unmeasurable return and time with my daughter doing something we both love – crafts…priceless.
Now I turn it to you…what can you do to help spread awareness for Epilepsy and, just as importantly, SUPPORT everyone living with and battling Epilepsy in all its forms on March 26th? Can you wear purple?