Epilepsy Advocacy Letter

Epilepsy Talk

Dear Friend / Neighbor,

This isn’t a note asking for money. (Although feel free to donate if you want to!)

It’s about epilepsy.  Because even though over 3 million Americans have it (more than Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, and Parkinson’s Disease combined), no one seems to want to talk about it.

[Insert your own story here]

Anyway, this isn’t a pity party. It’s to tell you about epilepsy and what you can do to help a person having a seizure…and maybe even save a life.  Here’s some simple first aid:

1. Turn the person on his side, so he/she doesn’t choke.

2. Put something soft under his/her head.

3. Clear the area of both people and objects.

4. Do not put anything in his/her mouth.

5. And if the seizure lasts for more than three minutes, call 911.

It’s nice for someone to stick around and reassure the…

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