With all the back to school fairs and in-services, our educator, Aubree Sullivan, has been busy keeping up with demand.
We spend our time (and your donated money) educating everyone we can about epilepsy. In the past few months, we have participated in health fairs in Rhea, Bradley, Sequatchie and Hamilton counties. We have given first aid information to over 1,000 people just in the past few weeks!
We had a booth at Riverbend Festival again this year! During the week, over 40 people signed up for our new online newsletter, we gave out over 200 epilepsy awareness bracelets, and hundreds of first aid bookmarks. Many of our board members volunteered their evenings to talk to the crowds at Riverbend and we found many in our community who have been touched by epilepsy who shared their stories with us.
We are also educating as many teachers as possible at the beginning of this school year. On August 4, we trained over 30 teachers at Meigs Middle School. The principal at Meigs Middle School, Allen Roberts, said that last year the school had three students who had seizures and he wasn't sure that the administration and teachers were responding properly. He invited the Epilepsy Foundation to come and speak to the faculty so that they are more prepared for any future students who have a seizure disorder.
Do you know of a classroom or school who would like us to come and speak? We can tailor our program to fit teachers, students, administration, coaches, day care workers, parents, church groups, etc. If you have a child with epilepsy, please let us know so we can send your child's teacher important information about seizures. We'd love to help you out! Call our offices at (423) 634-1772 to tell us your need today.