Preparing for Purple 4 Epilepsy Day – March 26th

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.

Purple for Autism - Homemade T-Shirt


T-Shirt on clearance at Michaels       $2.99
Decal                                                  5.99
T-Shirt Pain (by amount used)  +         .75
                                                   $   9.73

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?

For More Information about World Wide Purple Day, click here.
To get a Purple Day badge to dress up your site, you can visit Kat’s Cafe here.

Gina St. Aubin
Gina St. Aubin is a former Victim’s Advocate who now advocates for those with intellectual and physical challenges. Her eldest son is diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Electrical Status Epilepticus during Sleep / Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (a rare epileptic disorder causing verbal aphasia) and Developmental Delays. In June, 2012, her son also underwent a successful hemispherectomy. Gina is the editor, author and owner of Special Happens, serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the SPD Foundation, and resides in Colorado where she is a mother of 3, wife, blogger, writer and special needs advocate. You can reach Gina through various Special Happens connections on Facebook and Twitter, or email her directly.
Gina St. Aubin
Gina St. Aubin

2 Responses to Preparing for Purple 4 Epilepsy Day – March 26th

  1. They are some great designs for that flag and its a great cause, however, I must say that I dont think this day had anything like the level of publicity that it should have had, I didnt even know it was going on!

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