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Sunday, June 26, 2011

WWII-What It Has to Do with Seizures

Several years ago, I visited Great Britain, and got to see where then Prime Minister Winston Churchill commanded war  efforts. This bunker was certainly not a comfortable place to reside, yet it is where he "called the shots", and also he was crazy enough to go to the roof to observe aerial bombardments. To say that Winston had courage is an understatement, although that word can best be described as "being somewhere between bold and absolutely nuts." During battles over London and other parts of Great Britain, the Nazi forces decimated large areas of buildings, supply lines, and even residential properties. It seemed like an insourmountable challenge, yet Winston Churchill's famous quote "Never, never, never, never, never, never give up," is appropriate with regards to the battle against seizures.

Great Britain was almost at her knees, due to the constant bombardment. My aunt's mother-in-law, all five feet tall of her with dirty feet, ran with government documents down the street, while explosions were going off in nearby actions. This resolve, and guts proved too much for the evil Nazi's to defeat. They never conquered Great Britain, rather they got their tails handed to them by the Brits, along with Americans and the allies. This country's buildings, some of them still show the damage, yet it has been rebuilt, and along with it stories of bravery in the face of destruction. That is exactly why, just like the American general's response of surrending being nothing but "nuts", is what would she feel about ever giving in or giving up, to the seizures that have affected so many of our loved ones.

We do not have bombs falling on our heads, for the most part, but we do have an explosive component of seizures, that very much threatens our family members. That is why we must never, never, never, never, never give up, even though the road is not an easy one. We do not have to pull out large cigars, and a top hat either, but continue to spread the vital importance of why Vanderbilt Kennedy Center's folks and others, must have our admiration, along with our support. They are grossly underfunded, and need all of the help they can get. Right now, they are doing amazing work regardless, much like the Britons did when their cities were on fire from multiple bombings. It is our time to cross the finish line, and with the new developments, such as the drugs being able to target the affected areas of the brains where seizures are occuring, we have hope. We also have resolve, and until there's a cure, we must never, never, never give up.

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