Today my “fact” that I posted on my door is really more of a why:
“Mrs. Silva has a child with Epilepsy”
Working at a middle school leads to a lot of “why’s” in nearly every conversation I have, so it’s really no wonder that many who stopped by to read my door were wondering why I was being so purple-y. I was surprised by a lot of things after posting my fact this morning. Surprised that people I consider myself to be close to didn’t know my daughter has Epilepsy, and even more surprised at how many students wanted to talk about it. That’s the cool part, though – the talking. The more we talk about this mysterious condition that is so personally relevant to me, the more walls I break down. The more knowledgeable people will be. And hopefully, less judgemental and fearful people will be the next time they hear the word Epilepsy.
I wonder how many readers have a why…I’ve gained new blog followers since I started my Project Purple. Care to share? Let’s “talk,” leave me a comment!