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And so to the Girls!

We had a lovely visit to Mary Erskine's school for girls today, made especially welcome by Graeme Blackhall S2E Form Tutor. Speaking to a second form class about epilepsy, we found them not just attentive and receptive but eager to ask lots of relevant questions. Some questions were challenging, others thought provoking. It is quite clear these girls were applying their thoughts about epilepsy to everyday life which is most inspiring for us.

Epilepsy remains one of the oldest conditions known to man, even mentioned in the Bible. Forever shrouded in a veil of secrecy, it has resulted in myths and superstitions across the centuries that have impeded scientific progress and understanding of epilepsy - at least until now.

Mum On the Run for Epilepsy (MORE) is first and foremost an awareness campaign. Our founder Ann Maxwell is running in and out of schools all over Scotland telling young people about epilepsy, raising awareness of this often devastating condition for so many children and their families. Awareness and understanding of this complex condition will enable young people to support others with epilepsy, be it within their peer group or other family members. Children profoundly affected by epilepsy rarely attend main stream school and are therefore often forgotten about.

The MORE campaign shouts out loud for awareness, compassion and understanding and continued fundraising to enable further research, more specialist doctors and nurses and ultimately, more cures for one of the oldest conditions known to man.

Our campaign continues and take us to many more schools across Scotland, from Edinburgh to Glasgow, Fife to Aberdeen and even to the Orkney Islands. 

“The girls learnt a lot of new things today about a topic they believed they knew more about already. Ann talked with great detail and insight on Epilepsy, and the girls found it really interesting listening to all the examples she had about her son and how she has raised money for a great cause.”  
Graeme Blackhall S2E Form Tutor

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