Angels Of Epilepsy Newsletter

MAY - #AOENEWS, BLOGS, ARTICLES, EVENTS, & MORE!

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A mother tells stories of her daughter surviving and thriving with epilepsy.

When Rose started to middle school, Mama went, too. There was an eighth grade science teacher opening which I applied for and got. There was a collective sigh of relief from all of our family and friends. The middle school was too far away from our house. I could not get there fast enough if there was an emergency. The route there was all two lane roads. What if there was a tractor, a train, a wreck…?


So Rose’s mama went to middle school. It was a good thing I did. There were sicknesses and seizures that had to be dealt with. The entire staff knew that Rose’s mama was only an intercom call away. I would hear my name followed by “Get to the gym.” or “Go the nurse’s office.” I would take a deep breath and run toward Rose as someone met me in the hallway heading toward my classroom to watch my students during my absence.


READ MORE: https://seizuremamaandrose.org/

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Louisiana’s first batch of medical marijuana won’t reach the shelves by the mid-May deadline demanded by pharmacists and patients. But June could be a possibility.


Louisiana State University's agricultural center, which oversees one of two state-sanctioned growers, said Friday it expects to have a final therapeutic cannabis product to state regulators for testing by the end of May.


The release to dispensing pharmacies will depend on how long the agriculture department takes to do its testing — and on nothing disrupting production plans to get the product to the department.


"We're moving as fast as we can," Hampton Grunewald, with the LSU AgCenter, said at the latest public meeting to update medical marijuana supporters. "There are hurdles that we're all trying to jump through."


READ MORE: https://www.nola.com/news/2019/05/no-mid-may-louisiana-release-of-medical-marijuana-products.html

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Epilepsy Advocate and Survivor, Natalie Beavers, speaks at the NMA's Region II Conference

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This past April, epilepsy survivor and advocate, Natalie Y. Beavers, was honored to speak at the National Medical Association Region II Annual Conference in Virginia to discuss the challenges and outreach in the epilepsy community.


Natalie discussed being a survivor for over 36 years and some of the difficulties and experiences that she has faced. She also spoke about how her organization helps many survivors and families across the U.S., and their outreach to the minority community.


Dr. Steven Owens, VP of Programs and Services for the Epilepsy Foundation of America, also spoke and gave much educational information about epilepsy and the health issues amongst minorities.


There are many minorities that are either ashamed or afraid to talk about their life with epilepsy. That's one of the reasons why Natalie advocates and reaches out to the minority community to share her story and encourage them to not be afraid and to get proper assistance.


Dr. Steven Owens and Natalie Beavers is traveling throughout the year to speak about epilepsy and the importance of knowing about it.


Follow Angels Of Epilepsy on all social media and website for our upcoming appearances, seminars, and workshops.


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Wayne's Story

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnI02E_PbuM

Check out our dear friend from the UK, Wayne B. Smith as he shares his story!


A documentary film, which focuses on the story of a boxing coach's recovery from a serious brain injury, which resulted in him developing epilepsy.


Follow survivor Wayne B. Smith on Instagram @waynebsmith

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Thanks To Our Partners/Sponsors

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Angels Of Epilepsy gives much thanks to our partners and sponsors, Morehouse School Of Medicine - Project UPLIFT and the Epilepsy Foundation of America, for your support for our charity and providing us with educational information and resources!


Thanks for assisting us with our continuation to serving those in the epilepsy community!

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Our Upcoming Events/Appearances

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OUR "I AM ME" CAMPAIGN"

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MEET BECKY & SAMUEL

Join our "I am ME" Campaign!


For more information, visit us at www.angelsofepilepsy.org

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