Epilepsy Foundation supports Kill, says more education needed

  • Updated: September 16, 2013 - 11:16 AM

The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota said Monday that it is disappointed with suggestions that people with the disease "are not capable of high-profile careers."

The issue surfaced again over the weekend when University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill suffered a seizure during halftime of Saturday's Gophers-Western Illinois football game.

In a press release, executive director Vicki Copplin said: “To question Coach Kill’s abilities illuminates the need for more education around seizures. Coach Kill is a man of integrity and character, and his bravery and strength while dealing with seizures should be celebrated, not scrutinized. He’s spent time with hundreds of kids with epilepsy over the last year, and seeing his sheer determination will sustain many of them through school bullying, health setbacks and the stigma they too face.”

You can read the entire release here.

 

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