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November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month

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KUSA - November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. 9NEWS reporter Vida Urbonas interviewed Carly Stafford, a sophomore in college and 10-year old Carly Palazzo on 9NEWS Saturday Morning. Both girls have epilepsy and are stepping forward to educate others and breakdown the stereotypes that make living with epilepsy that much more difficult. They demonstrated what people should do if they see someone have a seizure. What you do could save a life. 

SEIZURE FIRST AID DEMONSTRATION: 

 • STAY CALM! If not already lying down, help the person get comfortably down and roll them on to their side. Notice the time the seizure began. 

• Put something soft underneath the person's head - could be a sweater or jacket...whatever's handy. 

 • Make sure there isn't anything tight or constricting around the neck that could make it difficult to breathe. 

• NEVER put anything in the mouth of a person having a seizure.

 • Track the time - seizures that last beyond five minutes require medical attention. 

For more information, visit www.epilepsycolorado.org


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