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Brainwaves e-News, edition 14, 2019

It’s March so that means It is Epilepsy Awareness Month – Purple Month!

This edition is a showcase of the activities and events we know are happening throughout Purple Month. If you are doing something for Purple Month or are interested in being involved (it’s not too late to host a purple activity) let us know by registering on our website or calling 6344 6881.

Last month I hinted at something exciting that would require a passport and this month I am proud to reveal that Epilepsy Tasmania has a new ambassador: Jess McCallum from the Derwent Valley is an elite Tasmanian powerlifter who has had epilepsy since she was 17.  Despite many challenges in her life and the added difficulty of managing epilepsy while training and competing, Jess has achieved some extraordinary powerlifting results. She has been invited to compete at the World Powerlifiting Championships in the USA this September, however epilepsy, tattoos and dreadlocks seem to have prevented her from gaining the sponsorship she needs to get there.

Epilepsy Tasmania has always championed equal opportunities for everyone – whether it be at work, at school or in this case – at sport – and we have decided to champion Jess’ opportunity to compete internationally and show the world that epilepsy doesn’t have to hold you back.

Please help us give Jess this opportunity by kickstarting our Pozible fundraising campaign – Let’s Lift Tasmania – with a TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION and sharing it widely for us with your own networks.

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Brainwaves Ed 14, 2019