Veronika is 12 years old
Her dream is to become a famous gymnastAll 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.
Information contact: Ann Little, Executive Director, International Bureau for Epilepsy, 11 Priory Hall, Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland. E: firstname.lastname@example.org.