They have asked me to be in a film. Me, film, boosting the signal for Epilepsy Awareness to a whole new target audience! I’m absolutely bowled over!
Of course I said yes; it’s the main reason that I began this blog after all – to show that you can have Epilepsy and still lead a fairly normal life. We are not people to be frightened of and a seizure is normally a lot less severe than it looks, although it can look terrifying to the casual observer.
Someone is coming to the house next week to interview me for about an hour. They were apparently quite charmed by my story about my wedding day (which I posted on the “achievements” page of their website) and would like for their film to end on that note because it’s an event that people can relate to.
The film/documentary will not be shown on TV. I think they’re targeting college students at seminars (although I could easily be wrong). Hopefully I’ll recieve a copy though.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Epilepsy Action for asking me to be a voice for awareness, and for allowing me to help educate people that Epilepsy is not a death sentance and that you can still enjoy life.
On that note, I’m off to paint the front seam on my “Jo Grant” gogo boots! That was an achievement today – walking around town for nearly an hour, in search of acrylic paint and buttons, in spite of my right knee giving out!