Saturday, May 5, 2012

Ambassador for Purple Day Application Submitted!

So I just applied to be an Ambassador for Purple Day on the website since there isn't any group for Inland Empire that exists. I was asked to write something in 250 words or less and this was what I wrote.

"My name is Jonny Barton and I was recently diagnosed in November 2011 with Epilepsy and as hard as it was and still is to deal and accept it, I haven't let Epilepsy take over me, I am still in control and have a great desire to spread Epilepsy awareness. I recently did the Sharon's Walk.Run.Ride in San Diego with Team Barton raising just under $3000 for my first event ever with a team of 5 people and it was such a rewarding experience. I live in Riverside County California which has very little support for Epilepsy and I promised myself that I would do whatever I could to bring the awareness into my local community and so far I have made great strides in the right direction. I am not shy and I love to speak openly with people about how I am affected by my Epilepsy and even started a blog titled "Epilepsy Found me at 33"

I simple want others to know that they have support and not feel neglected or alone, and my goal is to accomplish awareness to all communities within Riverside/Inland Empire.  

Thank you for your time.

Jonathan T Barton"

So if I get picked for this, it will allow me access to more opportunities to promote Epilepsy Awareness and hold events for it. I am very excited and can't wait to hear back! 

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