Start a Movement!

Hello All...

Since most people are chatting and/or arguing about the election," I'm not going to.  However, many thanks to those that DID vote, even if you don't think it matters.  It seems like we often think that one person doesn't matter....

We say, "Well, it's just one person, I'm really not going to make a difference."  I'm not referring to politics this time though; I'm talking about epilepsy awareness, education, crushing stigmas and fundraising for State & National Epilepsy Foundations.  You may not immediately "start a movement," but really, it CAN take only one person.  Here are some historical events and fundraisers, that began with one or two people and/or grew by leaps and bounds because of them.  The ideas may have already been circulating but these people did something about it....and so can you!

  • Dr. Grady Klott ... founder of Relay For Life (Worldwide Cancer Fundraiser), began in 1985
  • Wilbur & Orville Wright ...made the first successful flight/airplane on December 17, 1903
  • Rosa Parks...a catalyst in the Civil Rights Movement; did not give up her seat for a white person. "Stood up" for what was right; started a movement by not moving.  December 1, 1955
  • Dave & Jill Cooke of Wrexham, Wales... originators of "Operation Christmas Child" (now part of Samaritan's Purse) began October 10, 1990

You get my drift...these people had an idea, believed in their cause and have all changed the world in some way.  We may not change the whole world but we can change one person's world; teach them what to do when someone's having a seizure, donate money to help someone purchase their medication, give time to show our love.  A world changer, Rosa Parks said, "You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right."  Don't be afraid, Seizure the Day...start your own movement! 


1 comment:

  1. Callie,

    I remember learning in history that it was by 1 vote that we became an English speaking nation instead of a German speaking nation.

    Another great article!



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