Epilepsy is more common than cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s Disease combined.
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA (PRWEB) November 29, 2012
November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, but don’t feel bad if this comes as news to you. Despite the fact that over 2 million Americans live with seizure disorders, epilepsy remains one of the more commonly misunderstood neurological disorders in society today.
In recognition of this, the online digital color printing company Docucopies.com made a financial contribution this November to support the foundation and its continuing mission: “…To ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; to improve how people with epilepsy are perceived, accepted and valued in society; and to promote research for a cure.”
Epilepsy ranks as the fourth most common neurological disorder in the country, more common than cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorder, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease combined.
“Society and the medical world have both come a long way in understanding seizure disorders, but there is a lot left to be done, especially in developing better ways to treat people affected by it,” says Roe Pressley, Docucopies.com’s head of social media and public relations. “One out of three Americans will have a friend, family member or loved one who is diagnosed with epilepsy at some point, so this is something that should resonate with all of us.”
Pressley recommends those who do not know much about the condition to educate themselves, including how to respond if someone you’re with has a seizure.
“Just knowing a few simple things can make a huge difference in keeping that person safe,” he says.
For more information on epilepsy/seizure disorders, on the Epilepsy Foundation, or to contribute to their efforts, visit them online at http://www.EpilepsyFoundation.org. For more information on Docucopies.com, visit them at http://www.Docucopies.com.