May 13, 2016. Los Altos High School presents the Courage Award to Angel Ojeda, a teen with epilepsy and a ‘Teen Speak-Up’ advocate with the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles Angel Ojeda has lived with epilepsy and active, uncontrolled seizures since he was seven years-old. For most of the past eight years he has […]
END EPILEPSY® volunteer and Epilepsy California grassroots advocate, Kristy, traveled to our State Capitol on April 19, 2016, to share her story and testify before the California Assembly Health Committee in support of AB 2752 Health Care Coverage: Continuity of Care (Nazarian). AB 2752 would require that an enrollee be notified, during the renewal period, […]
Yesterday, 15-year-old Angel Ojeda and his neurosurgeon, Dr. Sumeet Vadera, met at the UC Irvine Epilepsy Program clinic for a follow-up appointment, because Angel has now been seizure free for almost one year since his epilepsy surgery last April. They also talked about their upcoming trip to Washington, D.C., from April 17-19, 2016, when Dr. Vadera […]
We don’t raise funds for EPILEPSY. We raise funds to END EPILEPSY. The more successful we are, together, in this fight the sooner we will END EPILEPSY. That’s a good reason to be out of business.
With your support, we fight to END EPILEPSY by funding specialty epilepsy care, research and the training of specialists; advocating for more epilepsy research funding; bringing information, supportive care and advances to families living with epilepsy; educating school personnel about epilepsy; educating to prevent head trauma and seizures and improve safety with our Big Brain exhibit; and training about seizure first aid.
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“The bravest person I know” is the most commonly
heard description of someone with epilepsy.
We agree. They are our heroes.
Also among our heroes are those who love someone
with epilepsy and are on a quest to make the world
better for them and others. So it makes sense that
we feature the stories of the brave people with
epilepsy and those who love them.
All of them are our inspiration and partners in the
fight to END EPILEPSY.
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