BY METEOROLOGIST BRADON LONG
DOVER, Pa. – “It affects what you can’t see, it affects what’s on the inside.”
Brooke Evans, senior at Dover High School in York County, sees it every day. Almost a decade ago, her sister was diagnosed with the fourth-most common neurological disorder in the United States–epilepsy.
Senior Kirsten Freyer knows the disease’s affects, too.
“My uncle has epilepsy and my cousin, his son has epilepsy. They found he had epilepsy when he was found unconscious on the playground,” Freyer said.
Junior Lexi Lunsford’s father fights his own battle with the disease as well.
These three girls, along with other students at the high school, use their common links to the neurological disorder to raise money to fight it. November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. The girls, all leadership members of Dover’s DECA program (a non-profit organization across high schools worldwide), in coordination with the rest of the high school are asking residents to “Purple Up” for epilepsy awareness.