Susan Reed

El Tour de Tucson

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Welcome To My El Tour de Tucson                                                                          Athletes v Epilepsy Team 

There are 3 million of us here in the US who have epilepsy. What that means is that everyone of us knows someone who knows someone who has epilepsy.

And so I ask myself: “What can I do for others who are challenged daily living with epilepsy.” That question has become a personal imperative after several recent potentially life-threatening seizures..

I came up with two things I can do.

First: I will ride El Tour on my trike hoping that my doing so will ignite the hope in others that they, too, can live life fully whatever fully may mean to them. This will be my first El Tour since being diagnosed with epilepsy four years ago.

Second: I have challenged myself to raise $5,000 for the Epilepsy Foundation by riding on its Athletes versus Epilepsy Team (AvE) at this year’s 35th El Tour.

There are two ways you can help me.

First: Check out these links to become familiar with some facts about epilepsy including appropriate first aid during a seizure. Consider finding a way to share what you have learned about epilepsy with at least one other person.

Second: Consider making a contribution through my AvE funding page to help me reach my $5,000 challenge goal. 

Since everyone of us knows someone who knows someone who has epilepsy, talk to them about it, call it by its name, ask them what it’s like to have a seizure, get the conversation going. 

Ask your friends and families to consider making a contribution through my fundraising page for AvE to help the Foundation do what it does best: provide access to services, educate, and raise awareness. 

Epilepsy is so much more than the few seconds to several minutes during the actual seizure. Those of us with epilepsy and our families will be deeply grateful that you care enough to talk to us about what it’s like to live with it daily and care enough make a contribution.

 

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