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I was talking to someone about how many people in the United States alone have EPILEPSY, and he said something that I couldn’t believe anyone would ever say.  I told him that three million people in the United States have epilepsy.  His response was, “Oh that’s only one percent”.  One percent sounds like a small number.  Think about this though, one-third of people with epilepsy can not have it controlled with medication.   There is not a cure.  Twice as many people have epilepsy than people with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis, and multiple sclerosis combined.

Epilepsy can occur at any age.  People can die due to epilepsy.  Called Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy. (SUDEP)  There is not a cure.  There is hardly any funding for research to find a cure.  You can die WITH cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, or muscular dystrophy…….not FROM it (like EPILEPSY)!

 

There is more statistics and information at https://www.epilepsy.com/learn/about-epilepsy-basics/facts-about-seizures-and-epilepsy,

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