|Gear for the races in Leland's favorite color!|
|Purple is also the color for Epilepsy awareness|
Did you know that November is Epilepsy Awareness Month? Up until a few days ago I didn't either. Through the organization I Run 4, I was matched with one of the most precious children I've ever seen and in the short time we've been matched I've learned quite a bit. His mother teaches me something new every time we chat. You see, my little buddy Leland has been having seizures since he was 9 months old, maybe even younger. He's now 3 years old and experiencing even longer absence and grand mal seizures. His seizures can last from a couple of minutes to 5 hours. Thankfully he has a beautiful and loving family to take care of him and big brother who likes to help out.
Since learning about his seizures I've started reading up as much as I can. I realized how little I knew about seizures, what types there are and what to do if I ever encounter someone having a seizure. One of the most surprising things I read was that 1 in 10 adults will have a seizure sometime in their life. To read a bit more and learn about epilepsy check out epilepsyfoundation.org