Bronx native raises epilepsy awareness while helping families
This month is National Epilepsy Awareness Month, and one Bronx native is spreading awareness and lending a helping hand to the families that may need it.
Tara Gibson is the founder of Seize The Cure For Epilepsy. She says the organization's mission is to not only inform and educate but also to help families who may be struggling.
"Epilepsy is one of those conditions that it's not talked about, and sometimes you feel like you're fighting a battle on your own," says Gibson.
Gibson says the mission is very personal for her and that her greatest inspiration is her son Maliq. "My son has had over I would say 350 convulsions. He's now 21, so there's a whole lot of things that come with having seizures," says Gibson.
Along the way, Gibson says she has made relationships that are life-changing. "What Tara is doing with Seize the Cure, she's putting the information out there, she's making families aware so that you know what to expect when these things happen or if it happens to someone close to you," said parent Tiera Berry.
Gibson says the organization will be having an event on March 23 at the Sonia Sotomayor Community Center and that the community is more than welcome to participate.