Jane Janzer

“Winning Kid” for 2005-2006 and 2006-2007

Jane Janzer and familyTen-year-old Jane Janzer feels at home in and out of the water whether as a very good swimmer or as a font of information on anything to do with the ocean. She also likes turtles, butterflies, roller coasters, and all things Harry Potter. She’s a good writer. Jane’s summer teacher, Ms. Rose, says it best. “You are a fine writer who creates vivid and lively stories.” She continues, “I loved learning so many things about animals from you! You are an encyclopedia of information about sea creatures and many other animals.”

Jane, daughter of Jennifer and Scott Janzer of Boise, is the Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho’s 2005-2006 Winning Kid. She was diagnosed with complex partial seizures when she was five years old. Since then she has faced some of the challenges that can accompany a seizure disorder. She’s been on a number of medications and has traveled out-of state to have extensive epilepsy evaluations. Even though she still has seizures, she is learning more and more how to cope with her epilepsy. This school year Jane attends Collister School where she receives lots of support as she learns her lessons.

During this year, Jane’s parents, Jennifer and Scott, and all the members of her close knit, supportive family will share Jane’s story at a number of Epilepsy Foundation of Idaho events. They will speak at the “Winning Kid” luncheon scheduled for December 8 and at the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre on February 10, 2006. Both events will be held in Boise.

All EFI members and others in Idaho who support the epilepsy cause congratulate Jane Janzer. Thank you Jane, for representing all Idaho children who, like you, meet life straight on with enthusiasm and courage regardless of your seizures.