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Lemonade For Livy 2014 Was A Success!

We would like to thank everyone for participating in and supporting Lemonade for Livy! The excitement leading up to the weekend and the turning of the last handful of states purple was amazing. There was incredible energy throughout the country during Lemonade for Livy as we came together to spread epilepsy awareness and raise money for research.

The voting for this year’s most creative stand has concluded and here are the winners:

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A Family's Stand Against Epilepsy

We have no idea what life for our family would be like if Livy hadn't been born with epilepsy. From the moment she took her first breath, she was destined to change what we perceived to be our path in this world. We never knew what epilepsy could do to someone or to a family.

A seizure was something we saw in shows like ER or House when people were in accidents or had brain tumors. We didn't know the statistics such as 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy or that there are 3 million people in the United States and 65 million people worldwide that have epilepsy or that two thirds of people with epilepsy don’t even know the cause. We didn't know that an estimated 50,000 people in the United States die each year from status epilepticus (prolonged seizures), Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), and other seizure-related causes such as drowning and other accidents. We didn't know.

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Guest — April corvin
Thanks for the share your blog, my son has epilepsy and started to have seizures at 15 months old. He is now 10 and we are looking... Read More
Friday, 27 June 2014 07:01
Guest — Sandy @ Being Content Where We Are
My son is 5 years old and he started having seizures at 14 months old. He is finally on a medication that somewhat controls his s... Read More
Friday, 27 June 2014 07:07
Guest — Carol Lee
I didn't know all this either. Love you lots!
Friday, 27 June 2014 20:31
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