Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Occidental College, Lacrosse, Obama's Brain Initiative, End Epilepsy and Us

The above photo is of lacrosse team captain Lauren Wemple of Occidental College, a young woman who is doing the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles and our family an enormous favor this Saturday afternoon. Lauren is a senior at Occidental College and has arranged a Purple Game, getting her team-mates and student body to participate in raising awareness and funds for epilepsy research. Lauren is evidently a kick-ass lacrosse player and also has epilepsy. I have not yet met her personally but have corresponded with her and am so impressed. My entire family, though, is so excited to meet her this Saturday afternoon when our family is being honored! How exciting is that?

You can read more about Lauren and her team here.

You can donate to The Purple Game here.

You can like The Purple Game on Facebook here.

Here's the website for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles

You can come to the event on Saturday, watch some great lacrosse and hear our speeches both before the game and during the half-time. I will tell our story, talk a little about epilepsy and mention Obama's Brain Initiative (the POTUS is an alumnus of Occidental College).

I will be dancing, as well.

Just kidding. I wanted to make sure that you were paying attention! If you're in the area, please come -- the event is free and promises to be wonderful. And if you're not in the area, I'll post photos sometime over the weekend!


  1. This is awesome, Elizabeth. I can't wait to hear about it!

  2. So excited reading this, I have chills! Lauren sounds so cool, and the event sounds amazing. Enjoy!

  3. Picturing pirouettes. Which is no more amazing than the "ordinary" you.

  4. Damn, yet again I wish I could be there. Have a spectacular day! What a fantastic event.

  5. This is awesome! You guys deserve the honor. I wish I could be there. Can't wait to hear more about it.

  6. Sounds wonderful, Elizabeth. (Though I'm a little disappointed you will not be dancing.)

  7. Super cool, and sort of disappointed you won't be dancing!

  8. So wonderful to see you and your family being celebrated! Congratulations, you all deserve to be recognized! And a very big thank you to Lauren. She is an inspiration to us.



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