These are a few Books that deal with living and talking about epilepsy that are some family favorites to read as well as ones that come highly recommended.
Dottie the Dalmatian has Epilepsy – ages 2-6
A delightful illustrated story for young children. Dotty the Dalmatian discovers she has epilepsy. At first she feels embarrassed and afraid, but she learns to accept and control her seizures and goes back to her important job of helping the firefighters save lives. A large colorful poster accompanies the book.
Living with Seizures
A 7-year old girl writes and illustrates this one-of-a-kind book to explain to other children what it is like to have epilepsy.
Because You Are My Friend
A young boy explains epilepsy to his friend and why the understanding of friends is important.
Mom, I Have a Staring Problem
Tiffany, a 7-year-old, describes her experience with absence (petit mal) seizures, her feelings, wishes and fears.
The Village by Lowell G. Evans
“The Village” deals with Lowell G. Evans own personal story and struggles as a man with Epilepsy. The Character in his book is Kevin Bolden I have been incredibly blessed to get to know Lowell and have a copy of his book and its amazing! Its heartwarming, genuine and really points out the trouble and hardships one goes through in dealing with Epilepsy but also with society.
Cristobal Krusen founder and PRESIDENT of Messenger Films befriended Lowell at a Church function and at a recent function that he came to speak at he then explained to everyone the novel, “The Village.” He stated how he had read the novel and had done a “personal interview” with Lowell and found a “deeper message” in the story than the one written by Lowell.
He shared his views about making a movie from “The Village” that it would not only focus on epilepsy, which is why Lowell wrote the book, but on the response to “epilepsy” from society as well. This is what Cris found to be the “areas in the story” that would make it successful in the cinema!
When Cris introduced Lowell to the audience, he informed them of how they met over three (3) years ago at a church function for the men and how the friendship took off from that point. It was then when Lowell shared with everyone the importance of “epilepsy education” in society and especially in the schools. He stated how a movie is needed for this message to reach the millions of people with the condition. Lowell has a statement which says, “I may have epilepsy, but epilepsy does not have me.” The character that he has created in the novel, “Mr. Kevin Bolden” is a name going across the country to represent epilepsy.
Messenger Films and The Village, for Epilepsy Awareness are in the development stage of this project and are spreading the word about the movie that so many people want to see it happen. I for one think a movie about Epilepsy would help bring more awareness for many.