On June 6, 2010 the world lost an amazing person when Cassie Freund passed away from a seizure. In her honor, Cassie’s family and friends are having a 5k fun run/walk on August 14, 2011. We hope that you can join in, to not only celebrate Cassie’s life, but to celebrate the lives of anyone else you may know that has or had epilepsy.
The run will take place from 7:00 am until 11:00 am at Emricson Park in Woodstock, IL. Registration is $20—Click here to sign up! (Individuals can also register the day of the event.)
Proceeds from this event benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. For more info, contact MacKenzie at 815-703-1671 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About Cassie Freund:
On April 29, 1986 the Freund family was blessed with a beautiful little girl: Cassie Christine. She had blue eyes and curly blonde hair.
In 7th grade, Cassie had her first seizure at a sleep over. Soon thereafter, she was diagnosed with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy. Cassie’s family was told that this was the “lowest level of epilepsy.” She would likely have an occasional seizure when she was waking up from sleeping, but she would not have a seizure any other time. With medicine, Cassie would be able to live a normal life.
Cassie was a hard worker, and at the age of 14 got her first part time job at Chop Suey Hut. She started as a Hostess and later became a waitress. She continued to work there for 10 years even after she got her full time job at the McHenry County Government Center with the Circuit Clerks office. She was a Court Clerk and later became a lead person for the Felony Division.
On June 6, 2010 the Freunds’ lives were forever changed when Cassie passed away in her sleep from a seizure.
Cassie’s first love in life was family. She always wanted to be with her family—Family vacations, camping, watching movies, sitting around talking, and, most recently, jumping on her motorcycle and going for rides with her family on weekends.
Cassie Freund touched so many lives and was loved by so many people that her spirit and memory will live in hearts forever.