Today is Purple Day in order to inform others about Epilepsy. There are numerous types and expressions of having a seizure too. 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. I am one of these people! 💜
In honor of this amazing day I wore purple of course. My brother Zach had invited the family to Tempe Town Lake. We thought we would walk around, he had a different idea. A hike up A mountain and a walk back to my dad’s house on University & Evergreen. As a family we took down A mountain ❤, but only Zach and I walked back to my dad’s. Although my mom & Colten both deserve credit for tackling that mountain like it was nothing. ✨🎉
As Zach and I started to walk and when we arrived at my dad’s I realized that he showed me a part of myself that I thought that I had lost. I realized that I am just as capable as anybody else to do anything! It takes hard work, perseverance, and a positive attitude! But every time my epilepsy knocks me on my butt I will remember today and realize that I may be down now, but I’ll be stronger when I get back up and tackle the next thing! We walked 5.17 miles, which took 13,094 steps & every step was necessary! Remember that! 💛
The most important advice I can give to anyone also struggling with epilepsy or any other kind of humanness we all experience is to surround yourself with people that support you, understand, and will go above & beyond for you! Let go of the negativity, especially if it’s a person. The journey may be long, but it’s all worth it…the money, the time, the changes of medicine, all of that! I also send prayers to the ones who haven’t gotten to the point of resolution, that haven’t found any answers & want to give up….you are ALWAYS worth it, no matter what! ❤ Reach out and speak, even if it’s the same worry, the same story, or the same uncertainty…it is worth sharing and depending on others because we can’t do it alone! 💜
Happy Purple Day!
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