Age Diagnosed: 7
Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
Hobbies: Cheerleading, acting, playing music, painting and Purple Day!
Hi! My name is Cassidy Megan. I’m 16 years old and I’m the Founder of Purple Day!
I started Purple Day to raise awareness for people with epilepsy and to let them know that they aren’t alone. At Purple Day, we want to educate people about what to do and what not to do when they see someone having any type of seizure because there are A LOT of seizure types and they all need to be recognized.
Today, Purple Day is celebrated all around the world in over 100 countries. You can show your support by wearing purple on March 26th every year and taking part in activities in your community. Please tell your friends and family about Purple Day, too, and ask them to get involved.
Every day I get tons of Facebook messages, tweets and photos on Instagram from people just like you telling me about themselves and asking me how they can get involved. That’s why The Anita Kaufmann Foundation created the Purple Day Every Day site. Here, you’ll find lots of ways to spread awareness about epilepsy every single day of the year.
So have a look around. Check out all the different purple projects and how you can get involved, and sign up to become an advocate (you’ll get a Purple Day Every Day kit to get you started, plus you could get your profile featured on our website). Please join me in promoting awareness of epilepsy and keep reading to learn more about me!
More about me:
For fun, I like to act, hang out with my friends, cheerlead, swim, do puzzles and take walks. I like almost all movies, except horror, and I like card and board games, painting, music, four-wheeling, horseback riding, getting really muddy. I also love animals, especially elephants.
I find music can be really calming or really up-beat, depending on what you prefer. I play the clarinet and would like to learn how to play the piano and drums. I love to listen to any type of music by any type of instrument. I also enjoy painting all different types of pictures, from abstract to folk art. I find that every painting tells a story.
Cheerleading is so fun! I love my club. They are very nice and super understanding. I have been cheering with them for about seven years and my coaches and teammates are all so awesome.
As I mentioned above, sometimes I also like to get my hands muddy. Behind my house there is a mud swamp and when I was younger, my friends and I used to play in it all the time. We’d go into the mud with big green boots on and try to catch all the frogs we could find. Then we’d let them all go. It was so much fun, except for afterwards when we had to get hosed down.
Those are just some of the many things I love to do, from when I was younger up until now.
Remember to check out this site and visit www.purpleday.org to find out how to get involved!
Photo © Trevor Allen