It’s a New Year, It’s a New Post!

Okay, we’re going to try this again!

Shortly after we moved to Texas, we had a server crash and tragically lost all my posts. I had my images, but the text was gone due to a lack of database backups. Boo. We got the site back up, but I just never got back in to keeping it updated the way I had when we lived in Indiana, so we let the domain name go.

However, now I am remotivated! Energized! I have a plan! My husband and I have recently enjoyed overlanding with our small-by-Texas-standards pick-em-up truck. On one of the forums he frequents, the hubby found a group that organizes overlanding events in Florida specifically to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida. How fantastic is that? They participate in walks and all other sorts of awareness events, too, but we thought the overlanding event was pretty neat. We want to get something like that started out here in our area for the Epilepsy Foundation of Central & South Texas. That would be cool, right?

ImOKWalk2_FullIt did make me realize, though, that I have been super lax in my advocacy. Last year, I sort of got the ball rolling when I donated my profits in September from my business as a Jamberry Independent Consultant to the EFCST. It wasn’t much, but it was something. We are participating as a family in the I’m OK Superhero Walk on April 30, 2016 that’s coming soon. I’m pretty excited about that. I even created a wrap in Jamberry’s Nail Art Studio that I can wear for the walk. Oh, and of course my profits this month are going to the walk, too. It’s turning out to be a pretty good month, so that’s exciting. I’m so happy to be able to help support the programs and services that the Epilepsy Foundation provides! If you want to help, you can donate or sign up to walk with us at my I’m OK Superhero Walk fundraising page!

But I need to do more than just throw random bits of money here and there (although I’m sure every dollar is appreciated). The important thing is awareness! Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder. There is no cure, and close to thirty percent of people with epilepsy never get control of their seizures (I’m one of them!). Seizures and seizure-related accidents cause more deaths than breast cancer, and epilepsy is still under-funded and under-researched. People with epilepsy need to talk about it, and we need to let other people know about our experiences.

So I’m going to do what I can to try to stay motivated and get this website going again. And as part of that effort, I made a Facebook page to share posts and links on. I’m also going to try to post more informational things on my Instagram account, too, so I’ll be making more things like this cute little info-graphic here. Keep your fingers crossed that I keep this going this time!



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Posted April 19, 2016 by Pam in category "My Story", "People with Epilepsy

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