Fort Worth High School Raises Awareness for Epilepsy at Football Game
Students at Paschal High School in Fort Worth used their school spirit to raise awareness of epilepsy on Thursday night. The school dedicated its ‘Senior Night’ football game at Farrington Field to the common disorder in recognition of Epilepsy Awareness Month. M. Scott Perry, epileptologist and head of Neurosciences at Cook Children’s, helped organize the event with his two daughters, who are students at Paschal High. Cheerleaders distributed epilepsy awareness information to visitors at the gate and announcements were made over the loudspeaker throughout the game.
“Epilepsy will affect one in 26 people during their lifetime, and 50,000 kids in Texas each year,” said Dr. Perry. “It’s my personal mission to do everything I can throughout the year, but especially during the 30 days of November, to bring awareness to this common disorder.”
Currently, 3.4 million people live with active epilepsy in the U.S.