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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

What Does Edmund Burke Have To Do With Seizures? Everything!

"All that is necessary for seizures to triumph is for good people to do nothing"

Edmund Burke's famous quote "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing," could be very much a statement of conviction, with regards to the battle against seizures. We could rest on our laurels, and just "accept that they are inevitable." Children will suffer, children will die, there's nothing that can be done about it. It is what it is. Is going to happen. That is such a defeatist type of lifestyle, and I've actually heard people say those words. Personally, I think they are pathetic, lack the imagination to do something good, and that is to never give up. When the British were being bombed to near oblivion, Winston Churchill said something that is also applicable to the fight against seizures. That was "never, never, never, never, never, never give up." So many had predicted Great Britain's fall, and guess what, it didn't happen.

Seizures are a battle as well, and we must fight them with all of our determination, that we can muster. There are going to be good days and bad, but each day moving forward brings a cure that much closer. I have no doubt that they are going to be cured, and have prayed about it often. While no burning bush or booming voice has called me out and said "You got it," I have no doubt that we will see this occur in our lifetimes. There's no time to waste though, as children across the world are fighting these seizures at their homes, schools, and hospitals. Some of them are in coffins, like my son, where they should not be. It is too late for him and others, but much like Charles Dicken's "A Christmas Carol" the future holds the keys to what will become of these children.

The human struggle is exactly that. Its a rough road, that is accompanied by highs and lows. Thankfully the up's outweigh the downs, but its time for all of us to ask, "Am I doing everything I can to help find a cure for seizures?" If you are part of a religious organization or trade group, a corporation, don't you think you could at the very least send an email, make a phone call, or talk to a person of influence? What's the worst that can happen? They say no. You won't have your birthday taken away because of it. This campaign is in full swing for a reason, and that is to stop children from losing their lives to seizures, and for parents to be left with such pain in their souls that they have to live with this open wound for the rest of their time on Earth. Let's strike seizures down forever, because while we could sit around and do nothing, that would allow seizures to ultimately triumph.

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