Hey friends! Sorry I have been MIA! I am getting excited for November, which is Epilepsy Awareness Month and it’s right around the corner!
I was thinking about this topic the other day. There are always a bunch of disability/senior seats on the Skytrain that I take, and when it is super crowded the seats are always filled. I know that a bunch of people have invisible disabilities, like myself, but it is safer if I sit down. I have approached people before and asked them if I could sit in the disability spot because well, being on the Skytrain and having a seizure standing up is not the best idea ever. People always moved, which was gracious of them, but I really, really wish that if you do not need those seats, to please not take them.
First of all, it is a little embarrassing having to ask a total stranger to move because you are prone to seizures. Second of all, it gets tiring. Shouldn’t people without disabilities know better? I look very capable and like nothing would ever happen to me, but that is why Epilepsy is an invisible disability. I also do not get an aura so I can fall within seconds, which is very scary when you think about it.
So, if you don’t need a disability spot, think twice. There is someone out there like me who does.
Love you all! xox