Fairfield recognizes Epilepsy Awareness Month by lighting ‘tree of hope’
Fairfield Parks and Rec is recognizing Epilepsy Awareness Month by lighting a tree meant to represent hope.
The tree will be located at Sherman Town Green for the rest of November.
Officials say about 36,000 people in the state have active epilepsy, which means their symptoms can't be controlled with medicine.
Denise Brower, from Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut, told News 12 people with epilepsy are discriminated against in the workplace and have transportation issues.
Brower also told News 12 it is also difficult for young children who suffer from epilepsy.