Friday, July 12, 2013

Enlighten-Action for Epilepsy, Hong Kong

Hello Serene

I spent some time on your blog and found it to be quite inspiring. I admire your dedication to epilepsy awareness.

I write to you on behalf of Enlighten-Action for Epilepsy (,  a Hong Kong charity that aims to raise epilepsy awareness and improve the quality of life of those affected by epilepsy in Hong Kong. 

There are almost 70,000 people with epilepsy in Hong Kong, but most of them live in silence for fear of being discriminated against or socially excluded. The prejudice is all the more prevalent in this part of the world where, until June 2010, one of the Chinese characters (Dean), the word for epilepsy (Dean Gan Tsing), was synonymous to ‘being crazy.”  

This year is our tenth anniversary and one of our main projects is a coffee table book that depicts stories of love and courage by people, both locally and internationally, affected (directly or indirectly) by epilepsy.

If you are willing to write a couple of sentences (1-4) about your story to be included in the book, we would be extremely appreciative. It will feature on a page with contributions from others around the globe in an effort to show the people of Hong Kong that they are not alone with their struggles with the often misunderstood condition. Your words will help show that the international community supports them and that people with epilepsy live normal and fulfilling lives.

I sincerely thank you for reading this message. Your support would make a huge difference.



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