Sometimes when I start researching for Friday's Fact I come across so much information that it can be overwhelming. This was one of those weeks. I finally decided to give you some information on some local support groups and camps for people with seizures and epilepsy. The odds are very high that you know someone that has had a seizure. And my hope is, that this information can help just one person.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia works with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and Camp Twin Lakes every year to provide summer camp programs for children with seizures. Camp Twin Lakes is near Winder,GA. It has recently gone through an extensive renovation. Go to camptwinlakes.org for a calendar if you are interested. There is also Camp Carpe Diem. Camp Carpe Diem is a camp that is partnered with Children's Healthcare for children whose seizures are controlled by medication. Both camps are full for 2011, but you may register for the 2012 camp.
There are many support groups in Georgia. I'm going to list a few. If you or someone you know has epilepsy, these could be very helpful.
-Fayetteville First United Methodist
Claudia Woodruff, 404-527-7155
-Middle GA Epilepsy Support Group
Wesley Glin Ministry
4580 N. Mumford Rd.
Macon, GA 31210
2nd Thursday of month @7pm
-Children's Healthcare 6-21
3rd Thursday of month @6pm
I mainly wanted to make the public aware of these resources. I think programs like these are so important for children to realize that they are not alone. I hope this info has been helpful.
We only have ONE WEEK until Seize a Cure for Zac!! I hope you will come out for a day of fun with us! Thank you to everyone for all their hard work, prayers, thoughts, and helping to spread epilepsy awareness.
Until next time, stay tuned, spread the word, and count your blessings everyday!
-Zac's Aunt Court