Friday, September 13, 2013

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal!

     Well we were devastated to hear about the loss of another life from epilepsy!  Alyssa Oneil, an18 year old freshman in college  told her parents she was taking a shower.  Her parents were already in bed an when they woke the next morning the shower was still running.  She was already gone, she had died from SUDEP.  

     As a parent the thought scares me to tears.  But her parents are doing an amazing thing by raising awareness for Epilepsy!!  It is the #AJO pay it forward program!!  Before Alyssa had passed she mentioned she wanted to try A pumpkin spice latte from Starbucks, so her parents went out and bought the next 40 costumers at Starbucks a pumpkin spice latte and they put #AJO on the cup.  

    We went to Starbucks last night and bought 5 pumpkin spice Lattes for the next five costumers who came through. Braydon was so excited but even more he could explain why we did it.  He has not 100% figured out that people have died from Epilepsy and to be honest I'm ok with that!  But glad B and I could experience it together!!!

     Next time your at Starbucks buy a pumpkin spice latte for someone and have them write #AJO so more people will here the story and learn about epilepsy!!!  Pay it forward, it feels great!!!

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