While I lay awake with pain from the tip of my toes to my head after a severe seizure, what do you think I think about? how unfair life is? how I wish things were different? oh boy how depressed am I?
No … I think about what Im going to do next. I think about what I can do to make a difference. How can I raise more money for epilepsy action next. I think about events, ideas, purple things (the colour for epilepsy is purple).
Well a couple of weeks ago I was doing just this. I had suffered 3 seizures that day and was laying in bed with a cat by my feet and I had a idea pop into my head. Id read the latest epilepsy action magazine which had a advert for the “epilepsy tea break” I decided I would do a fundraiser around this idea but expand it. I wasn’t content enough with just a plain ld coffee morning.. i needed something more, something that would need organisation and planning. A fundraiser was the perfect idea.
I broached the subject to mum… knowing she hates events, crowds and anything that needs such organisation people I wasn’t expecting the positive reaction I got however that was it then… Note pad and pen out and I’d started planning.
The plans are still in the process of being organised but the event called:
“Jo’s Epilepsy Awareness Tea Party”
will be taking place on Saturday 19th October
between: 1pm – 5pm GMT
At: my house…. 4 Mill View Road, Herne, Herne Bay. CT6 7JE
Please come along
There will be craft stalls including “dream a little dream”: by Lara Simpson
who makes stunning dream catchers
Epilepsy awareness stall
Crafts by Claire
Glitter Lining crafts
Refreshments and Cake
More details will be given in due course