The fourth graders in Ms. B's class raised money for Epilepsy Awareness Month. On Friday they had a lemonade stand where they sold lemonade and lemon bars. That evening, at our Family Movie Night, they continued to sell treats to raise money. With your support we raised $425 for the Epilepsy Foundation. THANK YOU! Did you know:
Epilepsy can affect anyone with a brain.
Each year 150,000 more people are diagnosed with epilepsy.
Over a lifetime, one in 10 people will have a seizure, and one in 26 will develop epilepsy.
Educate Others About Seizure First AidShow others how to take care of someone having a seizure. Seizure First Aid is simple - Three Ss: Stay, Safe, Side.
STAY with the person and start timing the seizure. Remain calm and check for medical ID.
Keep the person SAFE. Move or guide away from harmful objects.
Turn the person onto their SIDE if they are not awake and aware. Don’t block airway, put something small and soft under the head, loosen tight clothes around neck.
Do NOT put anything in their mouth. Don’t give water, pills or food until the person is awake.
Do NOT restrain.
STAY with them until they are awake and alert after the seizure. Most seizures end in a few minutes.