SPECIAL MESSAGE: Young Student Honored On National Epilepsy Day

Students at a Webster City elementary school had a special message for one of their classmates.

Kindergarten student Kyleigh Burlingame has epilepsy. On Wednesday, the entire school at Pleasant View Elementary wore purple in honor of National Epilepsy Day and made a big poster for their classmate.

Although, Kyleigh is currently in the hospital in Iowa City, her class was able to talk to her through video conferencing.

Kindergarten teacher, Brandy Williams says she’s glad they were able to educate students about epilepsy while also supporting a fellow student.

“We were all so pleased to see everyone wear purple and everybody smile and everybody was so happy to come to school today and know who they are wearing purple for,” Williams said.

Kyleigh is expected to return to class this week. Until she returns a purple balloon has been tied to her chair to remind the class of National Epilepsy Day.

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