Out of the Shadows
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Amy Lee’s project with the Epilepsy Foundation started in early 2005 in response to growing up with her brother’s condition. The campaign is meant to help get the message out that Epilepsy needs more research to better treat the condition.
Amy on why she decided to fight for this cause:
|I can think of a hundred different things I would rather have heard than, "Your brother had a seizure at school and had to be taken to the hospital." When I heard, I panicked a little. I mean, this is my little brother. All I wanted to do was be with him. When I saw my brother, he was fine, but I was still left wondering... would he really be OK? Today, looking back, I know my panic wasn't really necessary. Much worse things could have happened to my little brother. His epilepsy doesn't stop him from having a full and healthy life. This condition has the unfortunate tendency to bring out the strangest misconceptions, like the person is possessed, he or she is mentally challenged, the condition is contagious, etc. None of these are true. Because epilepsy is so prevalent, we need to start educating everyone about it. I want to make sure people don't have the initial reactions I did. With Out of the Shadows, I know we'll be able to do just that.|
- Out of the Shadows site
- Out of the Shadows on MySpace
- Out of the Shadows Group on MySpace
- Out of the Shadows Group on Facebook
- "Out of the Shadows :: The Amy Lee Campaing to End Epilepsy - Amy's Story: Why Epilepsy?". outoftheshadows.com. Archived from the original on October 22, 2006. https://web.archive.org/web/20061022115234/http://www.outoftheshadows.com/MainNavAmysStory_3-1.cfm.