“I spend half my time comforting the afflicted, and the other half afflicting the comfortable.”
“If you’re afraid to defend your convictions because you might get your ass kicked for it, you’re not really fit to advocate for them.”
(James Carlos Blake)
“But nudging isn’t enough.”
“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.”
With all this in mind, I urge you to research Brain Awareness Week and what the public needs to do in order to get perfect neurological healthcare. We need people to invest time, research and study if we want to move towards a cure.
If you’re in Ireland, please check out the Neurological Alliance of Ireland. “The Neurological Alliance of Ireland is the national umbrella body representing over thirty, not for profit organisations working with people with neurological conditions and their families.
Neurological conditions affect the brain and spinal cord and include many common conditions such as stroke, migraine, epilepsy and acquired brain injury as well as rare and genetically transmitted conditions.
In 1996 a group of neurological charities came together, with the support of a leading neurologist, to form an alliance to campaign for the development of services for people with neurological conditions and their families.
Since then the organisation has significantly increased its membership and is recognised as a key partner in informing and shaping the response to the needs of people with neurological conditions and their families in Ireland.” (Source: About NAI)
To read more of the NAI conference in Leinster House, February 2013, please go here.
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