AnnMarie Jones – One Young Girl’s Passion

AnnMarie Jones was diagnosed with epilepsy at the young age of 6. At 8 years old AnnMarie and her grandmother, Helen Rivers, started her campaign to raise awareness about epilepsy by making purple lapel ribbons, bracelets and Christmas ponytail ribbons to sale.

This year she recruited her grandmother, Aunt, and anyone she could to help her get an early start on this year’s campaign to raise awareness. Her Aunt suggested they make Christmas scarf’s so their new project began! They turned to their faith in God to help them raise awareness and make a difference in their community. A few weeks into the project they were invited to reserve a vendor booth at an upcoming BBQ Competition & Festival. Mrs. Rivers said she had a big argument with herself about being outside in the 100 degree heat and the additional work before she realized that their prayers had been answered!!

With that being said they were on their way to a great day of raising awareness for epilepsy. They made posters and gave out brochures, anything to help people understand about epilepsy and seizures disorders. One young girl’s passion turned into a family event that brought people together to talk about epilepsy.

She said “AnnMarie tells us that God takes care of her and helps her with the seizures”.


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