Cranks My Tractor

Published: Friday, November 22, 2013 at 11:12 AM.

Feeling relieved that I had not stuck my foot in my mouth, which I am very capable of doing; I continued to keep my mouth shut. Cousin John’s daughter went on to say, “Billy Bob has recently been diagnosed with…”

She didn’t finish her sentence.

Billy Bob’s mother finished it for her, “Epilepsy.”

It kind of set me back.

Then I learned a little more about epilepsy and a lot more about Billy Bob.

In the United States, more than 300,000 children under the age of 15 have been diagnosed with epilepsy. More than 90,000 of those children have seizures that cannot be adequately treated.

Billy Bob has had a number of health issues that have been challenges to him and his family. Throughout his life, he and his parents have been back and forth to the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

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