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Don’t fall victim to the flu! 😷 Come see us at Mountain Street Pharmacy to receive your FLU SHOT! FREE for those covered by Medicare and BCBSNC!!!

Photo 📸 credit: Gary Smart Sr.

Don’t fall victim to the flu! 😷 Come see us at Mountain Street Pharmacy to receive your FLU SHOT! FREE for those covered by Medicare and BCBSNC!!!

Photo 📸 credit: Gary Smart Sr.
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1 week ago

Good morning, customers! Business hours for Saturday (9/15) will be 8:30AM-10:30AM to allow our employees ample time to get home and make preparations for the storm.

We do not know our schedule for next week yet (due to possible threats of power outages, and flooding) but will let you know as soon as we can!

Thanks again for your patience and understanding. Everyone stay safe!
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2 weeks ago

Thank you so much to all of our customers for having patience with us as we have worked to prepare your prescription orders for the arrival of Hurricane Florence !! We are monitoring the approaching hurricane, and we will keep you informed of any changes to our normal schedule. Thank you again; and, we hope everyone stays safe during the storm. ... See moreSee less

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Hello, everyone...and Happy November! November is Epilepsy Awareness Month; so, we here at Mountain Street Pharmacy would like to shed some light on this chronic medical condition! 

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder, characterized by seizures, which results from abnormal electrical activity in the brain. It is estimated by the CDC that approximately 2.5 to 3 million American adults and 467,000 American children suffer from this disorder. It is also estimated that 65 million people worldwide suffer from the disease. One in 26 individuals will be diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime; and, for 2/3 of the individuals diagnosed, the ultimate cause of their seizures is unknown. Additionally, there are 50,000 deaths each year in the United States as a result of status epilepticus and other seizure-related activity. 

Keeping in mind that 1 in 26 individuals suffer from epilepsy, it is very possible that someone you know has been diagnosed with the disorder. Today, we would like to spotlight one local individual that is living with epilepsy. 

Mackenzie Ramsey is a senior at Kings Mountain High School. She is a member of the soccer team, and also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In April 2017, her life drastically changed. She had her 1st seizure while sitting in chemistry class, and her seizures have persisted since despite extensive neurological testing and medical care. Epilepsy has dampened her independent spirit. She can no longer drive, or do things she loves such as swim at the lake or hike alone. She lives fearful of future seizures, especially since she is about to embark on a new journey at college away from family and friends. She plans to attend and play soccer for Spartanburg Methodist College starting in the fall of 2018. 

With all these upcoming life changes in mind, Mackenzie and her neurologist feel it’s best for her to obtain a seizure service dog. Seizure service dogs can brace an individual during a seizure, provide tactile stimulation to an individual coming out of a seizure, and also carry important information and bark to alert individuals that someone is having a seizure and who to contact for help. These animals can be very beneficial, however they come with a hefty price tag-anywhere from $10,000 to $35,000. 

Mackenzie’s family has researched and visited several trainers with service animals. Ultimately, Mackenzie has chosen a service dog named “Violet” from All Aspects Service Dogs-a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization. The cost for “Violet” is $12,000. 
In effort to help relieve the financial burden of obtaining the service dog, Mackenzie and her family are currently selling Epilepsy Awareness bracelets. You can purchase bracelets at our pharmacy, or also at Shelby Drug or Dallas Express Pharmacy. Bracelets are $3 each and donations are gladly accepted. For donations, make check payable to All Aspects Service Dogs and reference Mackenzie Ramsey on the memo line to ensure the funds go for her and Violet! 

Let’s all show our support for Mackenzie! Wear  your purple proudly as we celebrate Epilepsy Awareness Month! #pawsformackenzie #epilepsyawareness

Hello, everyone...and Happy November! November is Epilepsy Awareness Month; so, we here at Mountain Street Pharmacy would like to shed some light on this chronic medical condition!

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder, characterized by seizures, which results from abnormal electrical activity in the brain. It is estimated by the CDC that approximately 2.5 to 3 million American adults and 467,000 American children suffer from this disorder. It is also estimated that 65 million people worldwide suffer from the disease. One in 26 individuals will be diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime; and, for 2/3 of the individuals diagnosed, the ultimate cause of their seizures is unknown. Additionally, there are 50,000 deaths each year in the United States as a result of status epilepticus and other seizure-related activity.

Keeping in mind that 1 in 26 individuals suffer from epilepsy, it is very possible that someone you know has been diagnosed with the disorder. Today, we would like to spotlight one local individual that is living with epilepsy.

Mackenzie Ramsey is a senior at Kings Mountain High School. She is a member of the soccer team, and also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. In April 2017, her life drastically changed. She had her 1st seizure while sitting in chemistry class, and her seizures have persisted since despite extensive neurological testing and medical care. Epilepsy has dampened her independent spirit. She can no longer drive, or do things she loves such as swim at the lake or hike alone. She lives fearful of future seizures, especially since she is about to embark on a new journey at college away from family and friends. She plans to attend and play soccer for Spartanburg Methodist College starting in the fall of 2018.

With all these upcoming life changes in mind, Mackenzie and her neurologist feel it’s best for her to obtain a seizure service dog. Seizure service dogs can brace an individual during a seizure, provide tactile stimulation to an individual coming out of a seizure, and also carry important information and bark to alert individuals that someone is having a seizure and who to contact for help. These animals can be very beneficial, however they come with a hefty price tag-anywhere from $10,000 to $35,000.

Mackenzie’s family has researched and visited several trainers with service animals. Ultimately, Mackenzie has chosen a service dog named “Violet” from All Aspects Service Dogs-a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization. The cost for “Violet” is $12,000.
In effort to help relieve the financial burden of obtaining the service dog, Mackenzie and her family are currently selling Epilepsy Awareness bracelets. You can purchase bracelets at our pharmacy, or also at Shelby Drug or Dallas Express Pharmacy. Bracelets are $3 each and donations are gladly accepted. For donations, make check payable to All Aspects Service Dogs and reference Mackenzie Ramsey on the memo line to ensure the funds go for her and Violet!

Let’s all show our support for Mackenzie! Wear your purple proudly as we celebrate Epilepsy Awareness Month! #pawsformackenzie #epilepsyawareness
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