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Posted by Katz, edited on May 25, 2000 at 06:17:36:

In Reply to: Re: ignorance posted by Katz on May 25, 2000 at 03:06:35:

: : Hi

: : I was wondering what people thought about the general publics ignorance about epilepsy. My
: : son has epilepsy and I am amazed that there are still people out there who think putting a stick
: : in someones mouth is what should be done when someone is having a seisure.

: : What do you think?

: : Sarah
: I have both ADD and was a child with rolandic epilepsy as far as I'm concerned I'm am
: still a part of the epileptic commmunityI'm learning about epilepsy all over again because the labels have
: changed. I think we should teach children how to take care of their classmates in various
: situations. Teach them what to do if a peer has a seizure so that they won't be afraid.
: They might have to deal with this when they get a job. I think first aid and teaching children
: what to do will decrease the fear of epileptics. I mean how many times do we have to tell these
: people keep your fingers out of a person who has a seizure's mouth if you want to keep them.
: Shove all the stuff they could hurt themselves on out of the way, stick your foot under their head and wait.
: It's been about ten year since I was diagnosed
: and we are no better off than we were before. Maybe it's time we got mad and did something about this
: rampant ignorance of how to take care of these kids. It would be better if people simply ignored them instead.

>>>
People do not know what they are not taught.
No reason to insult those that have not been taught how to deal with seizures.
Thank you.

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