Purple Day a day set aside through the efforts of a young girl with the aim of creating awareness on epilepsy at the grass roots is marked with youth at Nairobi Arboretum.

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Youth from Youth on the Move with and without epilepsy connect and share their experiences. A person living with epilepsy struggles with being accepted as the society holds myths and misconceptions about the condition.

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The youth used this opportunity to share their epilepsy experience with others. Through this sharing in a safe and understanding space, youth are able to find connection with others and empowered as individuals.

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Youth used this opportunity to dramatize lessons about epilepsy. A story is told of a beautiful girl who falls in love.
She found a loving boy Brian who is everything you want in a man except he has epilepsy. She goes to her parents to tell them about her new found lover. The parents are very much convinced that epilepsy is a condition brought by demon possession and try to protect their daughter from this lover.

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He eventually visits her home where he shares more about epilepsy through which he is accepted.

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The society holds these myths and it is only through awareness and education that these myths can be demystified.