How goes the search for finding other epileptics to share life experiences with in a support group based here in Dubai? Not too well, I must truly admit. While the German Neuroscience Center’s Chronic Illness support group meetings have been most instructive, I have not met anyone else with a connection to epilepsy through them. However, I still think they are my best bet for growing the Epilepsy Dubai support group since they have the finances and resources for really marketing themselves — by Internet, radio and TV.
The Meetup site did garner a few members but no one who got in contact with me. I’m am guessing that at the Meetup site, people join groups just for the sake of joining up without any real goal of following through. Another more hopeful path is through the Emirati League Against Epilepsy(ELAE). After their September 19 meeting, I got in touch with them and they said they were willing to discuss the idea of a Dubai support group further and mentioned meeting up with two of their members to talk about it. Will have to see where that goes.