Thursday, March 26, 2009

It's Purple Day!...

Spring is here, in some areas of the country tulips are in bloom, (although not yet here in the northeast!) and it is "Purple Day."

Cassidy Megan, 9 years old last year in 2008, founded Purple Day to bring increasing awareness about epilepsy. Over 50 million people are affected by the challenge of epilepsy. One them is my friend, Michele of Rocky Mountain Retreat Photography.

To lean more about epilepsy, to better understand what is true and what is myth, visit this excellent epilepsy website. The more we understand the better we can be of assistance if someone near us has a seizure. Living with epilepsy, Michele has to walk to work every day! This young woman is amazing, check out her stunning photography of the mountains of British Columbia and also learn a bit more about epilepsy today,...Purple Day, 2009!

16 comments:

Shellmo said...

Beautiful flowers you have posted on this day! Michele is amazing!

NCmountainwoman said...

I linked to Michele's blog as well. What a courageous young woman she is.

Char said...

I didn't know that - what a wonderful person she is. thanks for bringing to my attention.

Beth Niquette said...

Oh, my dear--this photo fills my eyes. That is the biggest and best compliment I can give.

Ah, I must sit and gaze awhile.

Tarolino said...

Lovely dedication and a good link to visit too.
So glad of all the support shown for Michele.

Libby Murphy said...

Great Post! Did you know that one of our First Ladies had epilepsy and the President didn't want anyone to make a big deal over it. Being the President, he got his way. It was Ida McKinley I think.
Happy Twirls,
Libby

richies said...

Great Purple Day post. I hope today is a good one for Michele.

An Arkies Musings

Michele said...

Oh my dear friend... I thank you so much for your beautiful support and wonderful photo.
I cannot thank you enough!
I shed tears as I read this and all of the other amazing comments and support... Please know how much I appreciate all that you have done for me...
Much love and hugs to you!♥

TSannie said...

It feels so good to honor someone as lovely as Michele. And spreading the word is the best thing - more money and hopefully closer to a cure for epilepsy.

montucky said...

I'm glad you made me aware of this, Cedar! I just made a post about "Purple Day". Epilepsy is certainly something everyone should become more knowledgeable about.

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

A true friend. I am glad we have 'met'. I have come across Michelle's blog a time or two. I love her photos, too, but had no idea about the latter.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful that you are celebrating purple day. I so loved seeing these lovely colorful flowers!

Andrea said...

Beautiful flower and wonderful post. I am heading over to Michele's blog now. :)

Small Pines said...

Wow - truly amazing. And the photos at her site are absolutely stunning. What a strong and courageous and wonderful person. I had no idea about Purple Day. Thanks for the post and the inspiring story.

itsmynature said...

Well said and well done. A great cause.

Beth Niquette said...

What a wonderful, noble cause.

Thank you for sharing!