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TOO MANY PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY

Discussing politics with a small group of people.  Talking about Hillary and Trump, of course.  I mentioned that I saw online a clip of Kasich talking to people after a rally. After speaking at the rally in New York, Kasich talked to a small group of disabled people protesting.  (http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc-quick-cuts/watch/kasich-comes-face-to-facewith-disabled-protesters-662995011676)  That was great.  I then mentioned that there are 3 million people in the United States alone that have epilepsy.  That breaks down to 1 out of every 26 people.

I was surprised when after I mentioned that was a high number to me, I received a response, “That is only one percent.”  That is only one percent of our population!  I had to hold back what I usually want to say.  My usual response is, “What would you do if you had epilepsy?”  I say that when I have to open someone’s eyes.  His eyes needed to be opened, but other people in the group changed the subject of the conversation too quickly.

There are multiple types of seizures.  Some types of seizures can be a cause of death!  I wanted to write about this today because that number means too much to me.  I hope some eyes were opened, and I hope no one was offended.

Please leave a response if you want,

Roxanne

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