Northern Michigan University is raising awareness of epilepsy during November. Epilepsy Awareness Month is an effort to highlight the millions nationwide living with the condition, including nearly 10% of Michiganders, and the ways to help those living with a diagnosis.
NMU senior Liz Preston, who was diagnosed with epilepsy as a teenager, is spearheading a campaign on campus to make sure faculty and staff, students, and the general public know how to help someone during a seizure. On Monday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m. at the Northern Center, a free first aid training session will be offered for anyone interested.
On Saturday, November 11, NMU hockey fans are encouraged to wear purple to the game for a “purple out” for epilepsy awareness.
To learn more about how NMU is helping raise awareness of epilepsy, click here.