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The Village, a Novel, Help to Educate Schools and Communities on Epilepsy Awareness
Date:10/29/2013

Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) October 29, 2013

Author, Lowell G. Evans, has found a creative method to educate schools and the community on epilepsy awareness through his novel, The Village. Having epilepsy himself, Mr. Evans fashioned the fictional novel around working-class citizen, Kevin Bolden, who was diagnosed with epilepsy. Mr. Bolden, just like the millions people affected by epilepsy today, experienced a great deal of discrimination and taunting by peers and those who have no knowledge of the severity of the condition. After moving his family to a neighborhood called the Village, Mr. Bolden was able teach many of the children about epilepsy and they were able to go in their homes and educate their parents.

There are hundreds of thousands of children with epilepsy in the U.S. alone, and many of them face day-to-day struggles with coping with the fact that they have epilepsy, not to mention, how they are perceived in the public by peers when they have a seizure. As if dealing with the condition isn't enough strain, most children will admit that they are somewhat fearful of exposing themselves because they do not want to be looked at weirdly, or treated as though they have an infectious disease. Mr. Evans, a certified instructor for Epilepsy Awareness, has made it his mission to use The Village to reach these children affected with epilepsy and their peers, in hopes that the stigmas associated with epilepsy will dissolve, and bring about a change so that help, instead of hurt, can be provided in the event that a student has a seizure while in school.

Families all over the U.S. have given positive feedback on the effectiveness of The Village as a tool for epilepsy awareness and most recently, a Virginia Beach family, the Olivers, traveled from Virginia to Atlanta, GA, to the CNN headquarters station, to nominate Mr. Evans as a CNN hero. The Oliver's son, EJ, is a middle school student who feared re
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