The weather was hot and dry, but the walk was only a mile and I didn't hear any complaints among the 2,000 participants in LA's Walk for Epilepsy. I was there with my daughter, Elizabeth, and she was there with her best friend, Addie. They both have epilepsy. They both also have the same birthday: Halloween.
Funny enough, although they've only known each other for a year, their lives have circled around each other's for probably over a decade. They have mutual friends from vastly different parts of their lives. One middle school friend of Elizabeth has known Addie since preschool, and she would tell Addie, "I know another girl with epilepsy. Her birthday is also on Halloween, and she really likes animals too."