Did you know that today is Purple Day? A day where individuals, families, charities, communities and businesses around the world actively raise awareness of epilepsy. More people live with epilepsy than with autism spectrum disorders, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy – combined.
Here at Kannaway, we take Social Responsibility very seriously – in fact it is one of our core values. We are proud to support the Por Grace Foundation, who provide invaluable support to sick children with serious medical conditions, including epilepsy.
The foundation supports children just like 3-year old Allison from Monterrey, Mexico. She has cerebral palsy and epilepsy and needs a specialized wheelchair to help her get around and do the things she enjoys. She likes to play with toy cubes and balls and watch videos on TV.
DID YOU KNOW ….
More people live with epilepsy than with autism spectrum disorders, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and cerebral palsy – combined. Epilepsy can occur as a single condition or may be seen with other conditions affecting the brain, such as cerebral palsy, intellectual disability, autism, Alzheimer's disease, and traumatic brain injury.
Epilepsy is a neurological disorder of the central nervous system, specifically of the brain. It is characterized by the tendency to have recurrent seizures.
A person would be diagnosed with epilepsy if they have at least two unprovoked (or reflex) seizures, or one unprovoked (or reflex) seizure and are very likely to have another or diagnosed with an epilepsy syndrome.
Epilepsy is a chronic medical problem that for many people can be successfully treated. Unfortunately, treatment doesn't work for everyone. There is still an urgent need for more research, better treatments, and a cure.
HOW TO DONATE
You can easily make a donation to the
Por Grace Foundation, either directly through the Kannaway website or through
your commission payments each month – no matter how big or small the donation,
it all goes a long way to support children and families in need: