מכתב אישי מקסידי מייגן – מייסדת היום הסגול (The Purple Day)

השבוע חל שבוע המודעות הארצי למחלת האפילפסיה.

בעקבות הצלחת "האתגר הסגול" יצרה איתנו קשר מישל קפלן, וביקשה סיוע בתרגום קטעים מהאתר הבינלאומי לעברית. לאחר שמירה-בל תירגמה את החומרים בהתנדבות, נוצר קשר ייחודי עם קסידי מייגן, מייסדת "היום הסגול", קשר שהוליד את המכתב המקסים והמרגש הזה, במיוחד אלינו, לחברינו ולקוראי MiYu באשר הם.

Hi, my name is Cassidy Megan and I am the founder of Purple Day,

I want to first say Thank you so much for supporting Purple Day and people with epilepsy.

I would to tell everybody to NEVER give up and to always follow your dreams, you can do and be whatever you want.

I know it is hard to have epilepsy and what it feels like when you first find out that you have epilepsy. Even now I still get frustrated sometimes when people don’t understand and when people tell me I can’t do something because of my epilepsy. Sometimes I know it is for safety and I say ok but other times I prove them wrong and do it anyways. Epilepsy is not who I am it is just a part of me and even though it frustrates me sometimes I embrace the positive side of it.

You should never give up no matter how hard it gets, just keep going. You can count on your family and friends and other community groups, so ask them for help, and tell them what is wrong and what you want to do. When you tell people then you can work together and you will realize ANYTHING is possible.

When I first started Purple Day my dream was for it to go around the whole world, my mom said ok but let’s just start with our community. So we did and I kept working hard and never giving up. With the help and support from my parents, family and friends Purple Day started to grow.

לוגו "היום הסגול" Purple DayPurple Day got even bigger with the help from our global partners The Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia and The Anita Kaufmann Foundation along with the hundreds of ambassadors, businesses and so many more and now my dream of Purple Day being around the whole world is coming true. This proves that never giving up, working together and believing in yourself and your dreams that anything is possible.

Never stop believing in yourself or your dreams, I know you can do it.

Love,
Cassidy Megan
Founder of Purple Day

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אנחנו מודות למישל קפלן על הסיוע ביצירת הקשר עם קסידי מייגן ועל רתימתה לכתיבת פוסט עבור קוראינו בישראל.