Embracing a Healthy Family: Why Purple?

Why Purple?

Ever wonder why I use purple for my blog?  I only mention it because I was reading a comment about the dark colors for my blog so I thought I would explain.  I have two children with chronic medical conditions. One almost died when she was a little over a year from an unknown pulmonary condition in which she takes two medications twice a day.  The other one, who is eight, was diagnosed two weeks before my now four year old with Benign Rolandic Epilepsy or BRE as it's called.  Purple is the official color for epilepsy awareness and it's the reason I chose it for my blog.


At the very top of my blog is a woman with a purple ribbon again acknowledging epilepsy.  My daughter will most likely outgrow this type of epilepsy which I'm praying it is so.  We started a non-profit to help bring awareness to epilepsy as well as to deliver gift bags to children hospitalized at various times throughout the year.  Epilepsy is very important to me as through our journey with it over the last three years, I have met some pretty incredible people.  One of our volunteers, Stacey, is a prime example of inspiration.  Stacey has epilepsy and not too long ago, had brain surgery as a last resort to get her seizures under control.  She is an amazing young lady and continues to encourage my involvement with the epilepsy community.  There are so many others that it would take a long time to complete this post.






I just wanted to write a little about the inspiration between my blog colors and perhaps bring some awareness to epilepsy.  Epilepsy can be a devastating diagnosis and what many don't realize, there is no cure and epilepsy does kill.  Whatever your passion is, for 2012, make a difference even if it's just writing a post, sending out a tweet, voting on some social contest to raise funds or whatever.  Bring awareness as it can be easy and it can be free.  


Happy 2012!

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Moxie Reviews™ said...

You're right, "Whatever your passion is, for 2012, make a difference." Love your blog and Happy New Year! x

JC said...

Happy New Year!

Best wishes to you and your family.

Megan Cronin said...

A friend of my boyfriend has epilepsy and people definitely don't know enough about what it really is and what to do about it. Keep promoting awareness! Good luck!

Elena said...

Happy New Year! All the best to you and your family!