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More than 3 million people in the United States suffer from Epilepsy at an estimated cost of 15.5 billion annually. In the U.S. more than 300,000 people with Epilepsy are under the Age of 14; more than 500,000 are over the age of 65. While most people with this Disorder live a full life, potential factors associated with Epilepsy and Seizures do increase the risk of early mortality. Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy [SUDEP] accounts for 10% of all Epilepsy-related deaths; 85% of these fatalities occur between the ages of 20 -50.

SUDEP incidence is approximately 1 in 1000 people with Epilepsy annually-more than 10 times the sudden death rate found in the general population. Many of us have buried children all whom died from seizures in their sleep and many of the Children were ages 4 and under. I have Epilepsy in family and friends lives so after the last Funeral, I decided enough was enough and the “Epilepsy Warriors Foundation” was formed.

Launched in May of 2011, the Foundation was originally implemented as a social media group via Facebook. Within four days of opening the group ” Epilepsy Warriors Foundation”, I had over 200 allies. Within a month, I was up to 500. Today, we have the support of over 3000 allies. Seeing the burgeoning need for Epilepsy education, advocacy and support, I took the next step towards forming a tax-exempt, tax-deductible, organization with the goal to improve lives through leadership and education. We are now a federally recognized 501c3 Non-Profit and all donations are 100% tax deductible.

If you’re looking for a fun way to support our foundation please go to our website for Blessed Events-The Gift of Giving¬†and find out how you can support our kids and families.

 

 

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Birthdays

  • Parker August 11 Age 7
  • Destiny August 20 Age 21
  • James August 29 Age 7
  • Logan August 29 Age 10
  • Chavita September 6
  • Kaylee September 24 Age 17
  • Jeanette September 30
  • Kate September 20 Age 9
  • Annmarie September 22
  • Sydnee September 1 Age 12

How You Can Easily Help!

When you buy anything from Amazon, if you click this link rather than go to the Amazon.com page, all sales will donate towards the Foundation!

Looking for another way to support the Epilepsy Warriors Foundation? Then go to Blessed Events-The Gift of Giving this is an added service of our foundation where we specialize in themed parties. All proceeds from our parties go towards the expenses incurred by the Foundation. You will not only receive a great party but will be giving back by supporting a great cause. Every day is a reason to celebrate the gifts and blessings of the child. www.blessedeventsil.org