Veronika is 12 years old
Her dream is to become a famous gymnast
All Veronika wants to do is to practice her sport so that one day her dream might become a reality.
So, what’s preventing her from achieving her dream?
Come and meet Veronika, watch the talented young Hungarian perform a delightful gymnastic display and find out how unfair regulations are preventing her from realising her dream.
You can also enjoy a photographic exhibition of famous international athletes pictured with people with epilepsy – some of whom are talented athletes in their own right.
This initiative is one of a series of events taking place in the European Parliament on 19th and 20th February, to mark European Epilepsy Day 2013.
European Epilepsy Day aims to highlight that:
- epilepsy still remains a hidden disease due to the stigma attached;
- it is treatable, yet 40% of the estimated 6 million people with epilepsy in Europe do not receive appropriate treatment;
- lack of treatment imposes a huge financial burden on national health systems;
- research and legislation remain key issues in improving the quality of life of persons with epilepsy.
Organised by the International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) and the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE).
IBE (founded 1961) is an international umbrella organisation of national patient epilepsy associations. ILAE (founded 1909) is an international association of healthcare professionals in the area of epilepsy.
Information contact: Ann Little, Executive Director, International Bureau for Epilepsy, 11 Priory Hall, Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland. E: firstname.lastname@example.org.