Maritime Museum of San Diego
Do you or someone you care about have epilepsy? Would you like to learn more about this disorder and how to help someone who is having a seizure? Join us on September 16th from 2pm to 4pm for a free inspirational dockside event at the Maritime Museum of San Diego aboard the San Salvador, a replica galleon.
We’ll offer empowering nautical activities for all levels during this family-friendly event, including knot tying and flag making. Meet Phil Haydon, an experienced short-handed sailor, a prominent neuroscientist, and a person with medically controlled post-traumatic epilepsy. Hear his inspiring story of perseverance and positivity, not letting epilepsy define him or his dreams. He’s taking One More Step to live a fuller life, by sailing the oceans of the world. Listen to some of his recent sailing adventures crossing the Atlantic Ocean and racing in New England.
During this event we’ll invite you to also consider doing something extra, that you haven’t done before, and become one of our Virtual Shipmates.We’ll add your name to the boat we use and sail for you during future voyages.
Explore the San Salvador and learn about her history, what life would have been like for the sailors living aboard this vessel. Recognizing the iconic nature of the San Salvador and her profound importance for the history and cultures of the West Coast of North America, the Maritime Museum of San Diego built and added San Salvador to the Museum fleet in 2015. Museum staff will be available to answer questions.
Meet other members of the local epilepsy community and form connections that will continue after this fun afternoon concludes. Lemonade, ice tea, and water will be available.
Entrance is free but space is limited, so register today!
Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult.
This event is sponsored in part by