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.

I also wrote Robert Munsch and he even sent me an autographed book called Look at Me. It is one of my favorite books.

I did some radio interviews and TV news interviews. I got my Mom to help me start a Facebook group, now the group has people from all over the world and there are over 6,500 members.

The epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia helped me a lot and The Canadian Epilepsy Alliance joined Purple Day too. Then the Anita Kaufmann Foundation found out about Purple Day and supported me.

Published on: March 23, 2009
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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.

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