​The month of November represents different things to different people; it is the last month of Autumn, American’s celebrate Thanksgiving during the month of November and we also begin to plan for Christmas.

​But for the families of children who have Epilepsy, November is their time to raise awareness.

It’s their time to explain to the rest of the world what it’s like to live in fear that the next seizure may be the last, that the onset of Winter and the coughs and colds that it brings will inevitably lead to increased seizure activity and prolonged hospital visits. They’ll tell us about their battles to find a balance of medications to control their child’s seizures and what it’s like to follow a Ketogenic diet.

They share it with many other awareness raising initiatives including Movember, Lung Cancer and Crohn’s Disease to name just a few. So here at the Firefly Community, we felt it was very important to do our bit to help raise awareness of Epilepsy, and for the next week the Firefly Community blog will be sharing experiences from our Special Need Bloggers and guest bloggers on living with Epilepsy.

If you would like to share your story please email us at [email protected].

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