A seizure is a brief, strong surge of electrical activity that affects part or all of the brain. When a person experiences two or more unprovoked seizures in a year, it is considered epilepsy, which is also referred to as a generalized seizure disorder. 1 in 10 will experience a seizure in their lifetime.
The faces of epilepsy are those you see everyday—maybe your neighbor, co-worker, classmate, teacher, friend, or a family member.
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Books for Kids
Two books are available to help inspire young people in their journey with epilepsy: “Life Challenges with a Smile” by Kailee Kuisti and “Mighty Mike Bounces Back” by “Mighty Mike” Simmel
Epilepsy in the News
We Stand With Coach Kill! READ THE ARTICLE – An article written by Warren Lammert, Chair, Epilepsy Foundation. "Coach Jerry Kill of the University of Minnesota had a seizure on the sidelines of the Western Illinois game on Saturday afternoon. Seizures are scary and unpredictable but are also part of the routine for too many people who live with epilepsy. Coach Kill’s team has been there before and knew how to respond. They stayed calm, stayed focused and stayed with Coach’s game plan, going on to a 29-12 victory. "
- Studio E, an epilepsy art therapy program launching May 1st
- Taking the Mask Off Epilepsy Annual Gala, May 31st @ Riverside Hotel
- Camp Spirit, July 2013
- Kids Teaching Kids Epilepsy – a pilot program for a national initiative.”