By Frank Ponce
Key Club hosted an Epilepsy Awareness Seminar on Monday, November 23rd.
The seminar included facts about the illness, such as epilepsy affects about one percent of Americans. Also, about ten percent of Americans will have a seizure at one point in their lives. Coincidentally, Coach Juan Urbina, who attended the seminar, was able to help a student who suffered an attack later that week during class.
In addition to the efforts in raising awareness, the Key Club Chapter of Mater Lakes collected donations from the student body and staff.
Moreover, Key Club partnered with SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) in hosting an event where Natalie Bieule Rovirosa, a gold medalist in discus throw, told her story about drunk driving and decision making. She was a passenger in a car accident as a teenager and she shared the valuable lessons she learned after losing her leg in the traumatic event.