Up until I was 15, my mother had epilepsy. When in a public space with her I often felt as if I had little to no power to control what materialized around me if a seizure struck. Strangers panicked, calling emergency services that were unnecessary. It was as if roles reversed, placing me as parent while parent became child. Yet, I was still perceived as a child.

This backpack is for children who find themselves in this same situation. By placing the blanket, inside the backpack, over the top of a loved one experiencing a seizure, a nervous crowd is informed about the normality of the event. The blanket empowers the child by giving them a voice in this challenging situation.