Let me first take the time to say thank-you to our veterans. I’m grateful for your service and your sacrifice.
Next, I’d like to encourage everyone to read this amazing tribute to military wives. Thank-you also to our military families who have made incredible sacrifices as well.
It’s still Epilepsy Awareness month, and yes, these two subjects intersect. People with traumatic brain injury (TBI) are at greater risk for developing Epilepsy. Our most recent wars have put TBI on the map because of the incredible advancements in medical care. Soldiers are living with injuries that would have killed them before. Between 48,000 and 169,000 soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are expected to develop Epilepsy. Those numbers may seem small, but numbers don’t matter when it’s personal. Check out this information on the epilepsy foundation website. You can also read this article, that starts on page 13, about the impact of Epilepsy on our veterans.
Every bit of information matters.