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Monday, February 9, 2015

Today Marks the 1st International Epilepsy Day


Today is the very first International Epilepsy Day, and we here at FiveSibes, continue our awareness of Canine Epilepsy, and also for people who have Epilepsy.

International Epilepsy Day was created by the International Bureau For Epilepsy (IBE) and the The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE)

"This world day for epilepsy will be a major step in improving epilepsy awareness in every region of the world, and will also highlight the urgent need for increased research into epilepsy.This joint initiative of the IBE and the ILAE will be a major event celebrated across the globe in the 138 of countries in which IBE and ILAE are represented. With both IBE and ILAE in official working relations with the WHO, and with IBE in Special Consultative Status in the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, this will make International Epilepsy Day the most prestigious epilepsy event in the world." 
~International Bureau for Epilepsy

For more about Canine Epilepsy, my Epi-Husky Gibson, and our #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Campaign, please type "Gibson" and "Canine Epilepsy" into our blog's search box. Coming soon will be a section on our new FiveSibes website devoted to our continued efforts for Canine Epilepsy Awareness and our message that:

 Dogs can ~ and DO ~ with some special care and lots of love, live happy and active lives even with Canine Epilepsy,  for however long we are blessed to have them. 

*International Epilepsy Day Special*
A FREE #LiveGibStrong K-9 Epilepsy Awareness Bracelet with the purchase of my "What's Wrong With Gibson? Learning About K-9 Epilepsy" illustrated children's book. A portion of proceeds benefits the Epil-K9 Foundation's "Emma's Fund" through the Canine Epilepsy Resources. 


Please mark your calendars for these important 
Epilepsy Awareness dates:

November - Epilepsy Awareness Month
February 9 - International Epilepsy Day
March 26 - Purple Day® for Epilepsy

Let's all wear something purple today in honor of a person or canine you know who lives with Epilepsy.




23 comments:

  1. Whooa congratulations and we will help spread the awareness
    Lily & Edward

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  2. Hopefully this will help increase awareness and lead to cure. We got many diseases and very few cures.

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    1. Yes, Jana, you are so right. We hope through our #LiveGibStrong campaign we can get our awareness message out, and hopefully, one day there will be a cure for canines and humans.

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  3. Anything to increase awareness of living and surviving with epilepsy is great. Mom has a purple shirt on today, and it was a total coincidence:)

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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    1. Go Mom! :-) Together, we can bring awareness about seizures and how our amazing Epi-dogs still love living life! Here's to Team Purple! Hugs to the OP Pack!

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  4. Very scary disease. Watching any creature have a seizure is just dreadful! Great campaign!

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    1. Yes, it truly is scary to see. Hopefully, through our #LiveGibStrong campaign we can help folks by supplying information, resources , and support so they know they do not have to travel this journey alone.

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  5. Thank you for raising awareness. I will make sure to share it and wear purple.

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    1. Thank you, Dogville! We appreciate all the support for Canine Epilepsy awareness! Go Team Purple!

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  6. What a great cause, and thank you so much for raising awareness. It's important for people to realize that dogs can continue to live a nice healthy life.

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    1. Thank you, Jen! Dogs really can - and do - live full, happy lives with Canine Epilepsy. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Susan & the Gang! It is for sure!

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  8. Thank you so much for educating about such a great cause. I had never heard of Canine Epilepsy and I have owned dogs my entire life! I am going to be doing more research because this is scary for any dog owner who knows nothing about it!

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    1. Yes, Susan, you are so right... it can be very frightening indeed. I have lots of info and would be happy to share! You can Email me at FiveSibesLiveGibStrong(at)gmail(dot)com!

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  9. Oh I had no idea that was today!
    Thinking of you Gib :)
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  10. Confessions of a Rescue Mom has a pup with epilepsy. I never knew much about it in terms of dogs, but I'm learning a lot from her.

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    1. Yes, handsome Rolo! We know each other well! Education and awareness is key and they do some amazing work spreading the word!

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  11. Thanks for spreading the word about this important day of international awareness. Our Second Annual Paws To People Party in the Park to generate Epilepsy Awareness is set for March 15. Wish you could join us.

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  12. Thanks for spreading the word about this important day of international awareness. Our Second Annual Paws To People Party in the Park to generate Epilepsy Awareness is set for March 15. Wish you could join us.

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    1. Hi Sue! Second Annual - that is just terrific! Great work you are doing! Wish we could be there, too, but will be in spirit. If you need anything or handouts, just let me know!

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