Shortly after submitting the donations from the wedding I recieved an email from one of the team at Epilepsy Action, thanking me for thinking of them on my special day.
The lady who had emailed me also wanted to know if they could use my wedding to promote fundraising in this manner. She wondered if I could supply a photo, my husband’s name, details of where we married and why it was so important to me to be raising money for them on our special day.
Of course, I will do anything to help any of my chosen charities – which is mainly why I began this blog – and so I agreed.
I also gave the link to this blog, explaining that I am a strong voice for advocacy of awareness and education concerning both epilepsy and autism, and that I also like to prove that you can live a happy, fun, amazing life with either condition. I’m rather hoping that my story may be printed in the next quarterly edition of the member’s magazine so that I can reach out to those who may feel as isolated and alone as I once did.
I genuinely feel that I am doing a lot of good with this blog. Certainly I’ve gained followers here and on Twitter (Epilepsy Action included, I’m delighted to say) who have a personal interest in the things I write about. I enjoy writing my more serious articles, but I love interspersing these with the crazy stories of life here at Tribble Towers.
I like to believe that somebody somewhere with epilepsy and/or autism (it’s very common to have both – I know I do) might find me on a search engine when they’re feeling especially down, be able to identify with things I say regarding both conditions and have their day brightened by my most recent mishap.
There is always a bright side to everything.
Are you especially interested in the mind of the epileptic? You might be interested in the poems of epileptic writer and published author Maggie Mendus who writes from personal experience. Her poems are haunting, emotional and well worth a look.