Thursday, March is Epilepsy Awareness Day and some students at Crescent school put on their purple in support. First graders in Ms. Houg, Ms. Olk, and Ms. Scholz’s class at Crescent Elementary School wore purple clothes and made purple bracelets to celebrate the day. Ms. Houg’s brother, Eli Wakely, has epilepsy and sometimes suffers from seizures. She said this is a good age for children to begin understanding differences they may see in their classmates.
It’s estimated 50 million people world wide have epilepsy (1 in 100) and that half of those cases, the cause is unknown.