Purple Day is celebrated internationally each year on March 26th. The day was founded by then nine-year-old Cassidy Megan, of Nova Scotia, Canada, whose goal was to let everyone with epilepsy and seizure disorders know that they are not alone. The idea is simple. Wear purple or display purple in some way. When those affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders see the color, they know that they are not alone and that you support them. This is such an important message that I wanted to create a Purple Support Gallery so that those affected by these disorders can see it and feel supported on any day of the year. The following are pictures submitted by myself and Bottled Time readers. Remember, you are not alone and there are people who care!
Do you have any photos that you would like to donate to the Purple Support Gallery? I would be honored to include them and you would be making a difference to others like myself who are affected by seizures. Submit your pictures any time to BottledTimeBlog@Gmail.com. To read more about how seizures can make a person feel isolated and why shows of support like Purple Day and this gallery are so important, check out Paint the World Purple.
*Please be respectful of people’s personal pictures. They have generously donated them to this gallery to show their support. Do not download them without their permission.
Some other useful links:
- PurpleDay.org – The official Purple Day site
- Epilepsy.com – The Epilepsy Therapy Project. This is a non-profit site offering a strong community and resources to address the needs of those affected by epilepsy and seizures. They are also dedicated to accelerating safer and more-effective seizure treatments.