The Epilepsy Foundation, a national voluntary agency dedicated to the welfare of the people with epilepsy and their families, estimates that 300,000 American children under the age of 14 have epilepsy. Epilepsy is a complex neurological condition which affects children at different ages and in different ways. For some, it will be a temporary problem or outgrown after a few years; for others, it may be a lifelong challenge.
One of the toughest challenges that children living with epilepsy have to face is the social impact of their condition. Children are often afraid of the unknown or people that are different, and experiencing a seizure at school in front of their peers can drastically embarrass a child that has epilepsy. They often feel isolated from others and have low self-esteem.
As research toward a cure for epilepsy continues, medical treatment is improving—in children as well as in adults. More anti-epileptic medications are now available, and other options, such as surgery and the ketogenic diet, are also out there.
Awareness Gift Boutique is proud to help raise epilepsy awareness and end the stigma the seizures can cause. Our epilepsy awareness department is full of eye-catching merchandise, including T-shirts, sweatshirts, and various gifts. Be sure to keep us in mind for your next epilepsy fundraiser—we offer group discounts for fundraisers, walks, and events!
Below you can find a sample of the many shirts we have to offer.
The informational content of this blog is intended to convey general educational information and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.