(August 15, 2017) – Wooster High School Freshman Macey Dillon was named the recipient of the Epilepsy Association Youth Humanitarian Award.
Dillon was selected by a committee of board members at the Epilepsy Association in Cleveland for her extraordinary commitment in raising awareness of epilepsy and for having shown outstanding support and advocacy on behalf of those with epilepsy. One youth humanitarian is recognized each year.
“Macey is an outstanding advocate in raising awareness for the Epilepsy Association,” said Superintendent Dr. Michael Tefs. “We are so incredibly proud of her dedication to such an important cause. She is a real go-getter with a beautiful spirit and who works to conquer the disorder daily. We are all quite proud of her.”
Dillon has been an active fundraiser and promoter of epilepsy awareness since January of 2012. She often shares her personal experience of dealing with epilepsy as a child. Each year she participates in the Epilepsy Association Winter Walk and Global Purple Day, a grass roots effort dedicated to increasing epilepsy awareness around the world.
“I want people to be aware of epilepsy,” said Dillon. “I want people to know what it is and how it has impacted my life, as well as the lives of others.”
Dillon will be recognized for the Youth Humanitarian Award at a black-tie event in Cleveland on November 3.