Saturday, October 25, 2014

Advocacy: Epilepsy Awareness and its Impact to Society

Written by Akosi Nene Cristina at 11:00 PM 0 comments
It is not easy to grow up in a family with epilepsy.  As a child, every seizures became an unforgettable moments/ experiences of my life I can't forget.  Every accidents accompanied by seizure attacks ( head bumps, head cracks, burned hands, cracked bones and a lot more) remain crystal clear in my memories.  During those times, I was so afraid to go near that person; convulsing, throwing up saliva.  I always said "I wanna go to bed."

But as I grew up with that person, I learned how to take care of the situation.  Elders taught me what to do in case the attack happened when we're alone.  The most important thing to do is to ensure the safety of that person, to prevent the head from hitting the ground.

Awareness is one of the very important things to consider with this condition.   And with that, I am here to help PLEA spread this awareness to people who doesn't know about Epilepsy.  In the Philippines, we celebrated the National Epilepsy Day last September 1-6 with the theme: EPILEPSY: TIGIL ATAKE...TULAY SA TAGUMPAY.  The week was started off with Tripartite Symposium for Neurologists: MARIJUANA in Epilepsy held in Sulu Hotel last September 1.
This was a forum among neurologist to discuss the emerging issues on Medical Marijuana and to hopefully come out with a consensus statement on its role in the management of Epilepsy in the Philippines.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pony Show Off 4: Showing off your Digital Wizardry

Written by Akosi Nene Cristina at 9:00 PM 0 comments
Are you edgy enough to pass for Quentin Tarantino’s protégé? Or maybe deviantART is your domain and you are its best-kept secret. Then again, you could be the brains behind the next YouTube sensation; or the rising video star to follow Miley Cyrus in her hot makeover?

If you have the eye and talent to whip up astounding images or compelling short videos, then you are exactly the digital wizard PONY is looking for.

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