Friday, November 11, 2011

Epilepsy Awareness Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Welcome to Holley's Blog. Nov is Epilepsy Awareness Month and today is a blog hop among several artists sharing their stories and their artwork. I know that many of my regular readers know that I have Epilepsy and in Feb 2010 had two brain surgeries. These surgeries stopped my seizures and I am happy to say that I haven't had a seizure since.

I made this wonderful card in honor of the occasion as Purple is the Epilepsy Awareness color and the saying is so true for me "Today is the First Day of Forever."
I started writing up my story and it took several pages to write, since I included my background, I think this will help many people who have seizures now that are uncontrolled. I am sure they can so relate to how my life was and then hear about the surgery and how I am doing now. So here's the link to my full story, just click this link and read my full story about Epilepsy: CLICK HERE

Thanks for coming to the blog hop today. Epilepsy Awareness is near and dear to me. I am giving away some wonderful blog candy today. One prize is a Brand New Inkadinkado Christmas theme stamp set (see photo below). Leave a comment HERE for your chance to win the stamp set. The stamp set winner will be drawn NEXT week on Friday. So please tell your friends to come by the blog hop as well to support Epilepsy Awareness. The next blog on the hop is Ashley, her posting will start on Friday 11/11/11. Here's the next blog: http://www.especiallymade.blogspot.com/
Thanks for stopping by!

37 comments:

  1. Love your card - it is adorable. Will come back to read your story later - wanted to stop by each blog before turning in.

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  2. Your card is very pretty.Very interesting hop.thanks millierose651@aol.com

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  3. Such a sweet card!! She is adorable!! TFS!! I am a new follower here!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  4. I think your card is so cute... glad to hear things are better for you :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

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  5. Gorgeous card Holley and such an incredible sentiment- love it. TFS. You are and continue to be such an inspiration to many.
    Hugs,
    Trish

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  6. Beautiful card Holley. I am so inspired by your story and so grateful for Doctors like yours.
    Thank you so much for joining the Epilepsy awareness hop and sharing your story. It gives hope.

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  7. Another Beautiful Card! :) Happy Epilepsy Awareness Day! I say "Happy" because you are here & healthy, celebrating you major accomplishments! :) WooHoo!

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  8. What a wonderful card! I absolutely love the sentiment. :) Thanks so much for the chance to win!

    Ashley
    http://especiallymade.blogspot.com
    especiallymadeblog@gmail.com

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  9. What a blessing you are. I read part of your story and I have to say that I stopped due to the tears. Your work is amazing and I am so happy that you are seizure free. May God continue to bless you.

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  10. Yes, you are a true blessing to all of us, Holley! You have made lemonade of so many lemons, you are a remarkable beacon for all brain tumor sufferers as well as epileptic seizure sufferers. I'm so happy you are with us and able to keep us forging forward.

    Many hugs!

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  11. Glad you are doing well, this card is adorable

    Thank you for the chance
    Tammy
    thecricutcraftchamber.blogspot.com
    thecricutcraftchamber@hotmail.com

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  12. Gorgeous card. Love the red with the purple. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

    Vicki
    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  13. I am glad you are doing better with the surgeries. I may have to speak to my neurologist next time I go and see if that may be an option for myself. I know myself I refuse to take any more meds, the side effects are almost worse than the seizures themselves. I do not recommend anyone doing that, but it was my personal choice.
    Thanks for the chance to win the lovely stamp set.
    Sharyn Knox
    sharynscreations.blogspot.com
    sharynknox @ gmail dot com

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  14. As always, I love your work, Holley!

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  15. Very beautiful card. Wish I was as good with the copics as you are..TFS

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  16. I love colours they are so beautiful your cart. And the sentiment is so true!!!
    I want to be in hop.Hugs for you and many angels.

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  17. Great card!! Thanks for sharing your story!

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  18. great card Holley and I am so glad you are doing so well and that the surgery was such a success.
    Debbie E

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  19. Love your Card! It came out great, and the image coloring is fabulous! Glad that the surgery has been successful for you! This is a great cause. Thank you for participating in the hop and sharing your story! -Amanda

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  20. Gorgeous card Holley. Thank you for sharing your story. It is wonderful to hear that all your prayers were answered. - lizzy

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  21. What a lovely card. Thank you for sharing your story.

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  22. Jan L (WowStampers)November 11, 2011 at 7:43 PM

    Hi Holley,
    I really enjoyed both your cute card and your very inspiring story. I am so glad you finally got a doctor who took you seriously and knew what needed to be done!

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  23. Lovely card! Im glad your doing better. Thank you for sharing your story.

    Veronica
    mommyscraftycreations.blogspot.com
    mommyscraftycreations at gmail dot com

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  24. As always your coloring just blows me away. I am so happy that surgery worked for you.

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  25. Love the card, and the stamp set is awesome. This was my first blog hop!

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  26. What a sweet card Holley! Love that color combo. I read your story and it broke my heart and then lifted me up - you are truly blessed dear and I am blessed to "know" you.

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

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  27. I love this card, Holley! What a great way to celebrate your new life. I hope this blog hop spreads awareness so that more people will know about this procedure.

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D
    http://snoopyshomemadefun.blogspot.com/

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  28. Hi Holley - thank you for your inspirational story. It's been an amazing journey and glad you are doing so well. God Bless.

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  29. What a beautiful card! Thanks for helping to bring a face to Epilepsy. I will ome back soon to read your story.

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

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  30. Cute card! Your story is such an inspiration! I'm glad that you are able to share it and give epilepsy sufferers hope. ((HUGS))

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  31. Your card is stunning.
    Your colouring is stunning.
    I know 2 women who have epilepsy and one of them had brain surgery and has yet to have a seizure since getting it done.

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  32. Congratulations on your successful surgery and in overcoming the epilepsy! I will happily join you in increasing awareness and will add a link on my blog shortly.
    Sarah
    http://sarahsassy468.blogspot.com

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  33. I might have missed the blog hop but we are heavy into epilepsy awareness as well. I just had a nice event in our town to raise awareness for Epilepsy & SUDEP. We lost our precious son, four months ago to SUDEP. Congrats on your sugery success, Andrew was not a candidate.

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  34. Holley, I'm FINALLY getting through the hop. What a WONDERFUL card! Thank you for having me as part of the hop. I enjoyed being in it.

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