PURPLE DAY: Sally Douglas and Shigraf Syed celebrating Purple Day to raise awareness for those with Epilepsy.
PURPLE DAY: Sally Douglas and Shigraf Syed celebrating Purple Day to raise awareness for those with Epilepsy.

PURPLE DAY: Raising awareness for those battling Epilepsy

Purple Day on March 26 is a global initiative dedicated to raising awareness about epilepsy and Roma’s very own Sally Douglas is encouraging other locals to show their support too.

Sally holds Purple Day very close to her heart and knows all too well the impact epilepsy has on people’s lives.

“I’ve battled epilepsy my entire life,” Sal said.

“When I was little I had Grand mal seizure which was very bad.

“Mainly at night time I’d shake all over, might fall out of bed or worst case I would pass out, but I grew out of that and now battle Petit mal seizures.”

Every now and then Sal would feel dizzy for about 30 seconds to one minute then feels somewhat normal.

Sal said it’s usually when she’s feeling stressed or overtired but has taken medication her entire life to cope.

One in 10 Aussies experience a seizure in their lifetime and Sal said it’s increasingly important to make people aware of the condition.

She was outside Brenorrs until about 12pm on Friday helping raise awareness about her experiences and raising funds for Epilepsy Action Australia.

There’s raffles to win a meat tray from Ladbrook’s Butchery, purple lamingtons and cupcakes from Bakearoma, soft toys, lollies and much more!

Owner of Brenorrs Nathan Garvie suggested people purchase a purple pin and wear it to the Picnic Races tomorrow!


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