Although we talk about epilepsy every day here at Lauren’s Hope, November is a time when we do so even more. And to help turn that spotlight on this extremely complex condition that impacts so many of our wonderful customers, today, we’re sharing some basic facts about epilepsy, ideas on how to raise awareness, and a couple of travel notes as we head into the holiday season.
It’s November, and although we talk about Epilepsy throughout the year here at Lauren’s Hope, we like to make a special point to raise some extra awareness this time of year, as November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. Want to join in?
Did you know November is Epilepsy Awareness Month? Yup! Of course, for a great many of our fantastic customers and fans, every month is Epilepsy Awareness Month because every day is Epilepsy Awareness Day when you or someone you love live(s) with epilepsy. In their honor, here we go with the...
Lately, we've talked a bit here on the Lauren's Hope blog about creating an allergy-friendly or chocolate-free Halloween: wearing medical alert jewelry while trick-or-treating, talking with teachers and caregivers, planning special food and non-food treats, and so on. For kids with food allergies, epilepsy, type one diabetes, special needs, and chronic health conditions, there are a lot of considerations this time of year, however, there are lots of things we can also do to keep everyone -- those with medical conditions and not -- safe this Halloween.
Halloween is a fun time, filled with treats and crafts and excitement. For adults and children with chronic conditions such as food allergies, type one diabetes, autism, or epilepsy, however, Halloween is sometimes a little scary, and not in the fun way. Protecting our kids and ourselves from the very real dangers of this fun season can be a real challenge, which means planning ahead is essential.
Back in 2011, we interviewed Gretchen, a determined mom of two whose younger child, Symphony, was diagnosed with Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) at three months old in 2006. At the time, Gretchen wrote, "When I found out that my daughter had been a victim of child abuse, the feeling was surreal. I was in shock and I felt like I was in the middle of a nightmare. I wanted someone to wake me up.”
Top Ten Reasons People Wear Medical ID Jewelry
Millions of people wear medical ID necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and charms every day, and they all have a reason for doing so. Here at Lauren’s Hope, because we make fully customizable, interchangeable medical ID bracelets, we see all sorts of different engraving requests. Here’s our list of the top ten reasons people wear medical ID jewelry.
November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month! If you, or a loved one, has been diagnosed with epilepsy, we encourage you to visit the National Epilepsy Awareness Foundation for tips, tools and information about living with epilepsy.
Thank you to everyone who shared our Epilepsy Awareness Story of Hope and to those who entered our giveaway.
It’s that time of year again – a time for back to school shopping, adjusting to your school year schedule, and just a little bit of worrying about new teachers and their knowledge of your child’s epilepsy. There is a lot for your student’s teachers to learn about this condition, but don’t be overwhelmed! Start by giving new teachers these few simple tips and eliminate the worrying from your back-to-school “to do” list!