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Cassidy Megan

Cassidy Megan

Cassidy Megan is 10 years old and she has epilepsy. She founded Purple Day to educate others about epilepsy and spread the word that people with epilepsy are ordinary people just like everyone else. She also wanted kids with epilepsy to know that they are not alone.

Cassidy reports, "Before I started Purple Day, I was afraid to tell people about my epilepsy because I thought they would make fun of me. After the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia did a presentation in my class, I started to talk with the other kids about my seizures. That is when I decided to become a spokesperson for kids with epilepsy."

When Cassidy is not in school or working on Purple Day, she likes to act. She has been in two commercials and was the lead in a movie featured in the Atlantic Film Festival. She also likes to play outdoors with friends, take care of her four pets, go to Girl Guides and Cheerlead. Her favourite thing to do is spend time with my family.

Supporting Epilepsy Around the World
Purple Day – March 26th


Blog Posts by Cassidy Megan

  • I’ve Learned I’m Not Alone

    I’ve Learned I’m Not Alone

    Since I started Purple Day I know that I am not really alone. I found out that if I had a big house and invited 1000 people over, 100 people would have epilepsy. If I invited 100 people over at least one person would have epilepsy.

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  • It May Not Be What You Think It Is

    It May Not Be What You Think It Is

    I have epilepsy and founded Purple day but I do other things to. I like to paint and play with my friends. I like to watch movies and do jig saw puzzles. I also like to hang out with my family.

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  • It Was Amazing!

    It Was Amazing!

    While I was in New York I got to see a lot of things. Did you know that Toys R Us has a 60-foot Ferris wheel inside and a huge Barbie House and a 40-foot dinosaur? It was soo cool!!

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  • Purple Day Goes International

    Purple Day Goes International

    This year Purple Day has gotten even bigger and on March 9th the Anita Kaufmann Foundation flew me to New York with my Mom and brother Chad for the USA launch of Purple Day.

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  • The First Purple Day

    The First Purple Day

    Last year I emailed all of our government, I even called our Prime Minister’s office, but I didn’t get to talk to him. I called Paul Shaffer from the David Letterman Show and he wore a purple tie on the show for me.

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