HUH!!! VEHICLES CAN BE FRIENDLY FOR PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY???
I had a great time meeting up with Rose in Singapore last year. We were in Singapore to attend an epilepsy congress. Rose updated me on her epilepsy awareness work. Rose lives in Iloilo. Iloilo is a small and lowly populated island off Philippines. The public mode of transportation in Iloilo are buses, private vans and jeepneys.
Everyday Rose will board buses, private vans or jeepneys to and fro from work. Rose, deeply committed in her epilepsy awareness work will approach and talk about epilepsy to drivers of such vehicles when they are having their lunch or taking a break. She empowers the drivers with the knowledge on how to handle a person in a state of seizure while in a public vehicle. She also holds epilepsy workshops in the offices of bus companies. Having educated the drivers Rose hands over stickers with the message“THIS IS AN EPILEPSY FRIENDLY VEHICLE”to drivers for them to display it on their vehicles’ windscreens. Rose claimed that members of the public are familiar with the sticker and know the drivers of public vehicles are well educated about epilepsy.
Rose has done a SUPA DUPA epilepsy awareness job in her homeland. She told me she is going to work hard to advocate epilepsy to management staff in shopping malls, banks and whichever and whoever she can get her hands on. She hopes to give out stickers with messages like“Epilepsy Friendly Shopping Mall”and“Epilepsy Friendly Bank”soon.
“So, if I ever travel in a public vehicle in Iloilo, I won’t have to worry what will happen to me if I have a seizure. I am in good hands”.
JUST FOR LAUGHS
WANNA EXPERIENCE HOW A SEIZURE IS LIKE? TRY SITTING IN THIS CAR!!!