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.
Epilepsy In The News
Epilepsy is in the news this month, as television personality and co-host of E!’s “Fashion Police,” Kelly Osbourne, was hospitalized for five days after experiencing a seizure at work. The media went into an immediate frenzy, calling the episode an, “epileptic fit,” and referring to Osbourne as, “an epileptic.” Osbourne has since been released, with one of her representatives telling E! News, “Doctors ran numerous tests and determined that this was most likely a onetime episode of which there are no conclusive results.”
Ask The First Responder: Part 1
Have you ever wondered if, in an emergency, your medical ID jewelry really would come in handy? Ever wonder what information EMTs really need to see on your ID? We sat down with Jeremy, a Lauren’s Hope customer, father of two girls with epilepsy, and an Engineer with Santa Barbara City Fire, and asked just that.