Over the weekend, I had the pleasure of traveling to Grand Rapids, Michigan to a celebration held by the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan. November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, and in honor of that, the Blue Water Bridge (pictured above) turned purple, which is the color of epilepsy awareness.
The epilepsy community in Grand Rapids turned out mightily, which was quite impressive because it was outrageously windy. It wasn’t unsafe, but that wind was fierce!
The most touching part of our celebration was when Heather Ward and her daughter Josie addressed the crowd. Last year, they saw this event on the news, and they wanted to be connected to our community after Josie’s new diagnosis. Heather actually called the news station to find out which community turned the bridge purple. This year, they were both present, and they were the ones interviewed for the news story.
I also have a quote in the story. You can read that here:
Blue Water Bridge turns purple for Epilepsy awareness
Thanks for celebrating with us!