2011 Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K – Chicago

The 2011 Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K web site is up and running! Participants may now register online or by contacting Lauren at 312-939-8622 ext. 209. On May 21st, we will be hosting the Montrose Harbor Walk/Run in Chicago. Not only is this a new location, but participants will now have the opportunity to be officially […]

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2011 Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K – Wheaton

The 2011 Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K

TThe 2011 Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K web site is up and running! Participants may now register online or by contacting Lauren at 312-939-8622 ext. 209. This year, the Wheaton Walk/Fun Run will be held on May 14th at the Danada Forest Preserve.  For more information, visit the 2011 Greater Chicago Epilepsy 5K web site.

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Community Donation Center Offers Convenient New Way to Support Epilepsy Services

For 65 years, the Chicagoland community has generously supported the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago in its mission to provide programs and services for the more than 125,000 people in the Chicago area living with epilepsy and their families, and fund vital research to find a cure. Recently, the Foundation announced a new way for […]

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Researchers: “One in 26 Will Develop Epilepsy”

Epilepsy, a common and serious neurologic disorder that affects millions of people, is not getting the public attention and funding for research it deserves, according to an editorial on a study published in the January 4, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Epilepsy has a major impact […]

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Young Chicagoan Takes Epilepsy Awareness Message to Washington DC

When twelve-year-old Chicagoan Jonathan Ramirez visits Washington DC at the end of this month, he’ll be doing more than just taking in the sights and sounds of our nation’s capital. He’ll be meeting with members of Congress, in order to educate them on what it means to be a young person growing up with epilepsy, […]

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Noah

Noah

Noah was 2.5 years old when he had his first seizure, a grand mal, on Thanksgiving Day 2003. Over the next few weeks he would have different types of seizures and after starting medication, he had hundreds of seizures a day. We found that the doctoral care we had at the time was not experienced […]

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Richard

Richard

My mom first noticed my seizure when I was about 2 years old because I would just stare out into space. The doctors at the time dismissed it. It was not until I was 12 years old that I had my first grand mal seizure. The doctors at the time thought it was pesudoseizures but […]

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Tamara

Tamara

My name is Tamara, and I have Epilepsy. Most times when I talk about my Epilepsy or seizures, people get freaked out, they get scared in their own sense. Whether it’s them cringing for my disease, not wanting to drive with me, or asking excessive questions about how awful it is; I get it almost […]

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Josie

Josie

Josephine (Josie) was born via C-Section on August 26, 2003, weighing 8 pounds exactly. A beautiful and energetic baby, Josie came into the world bright-eyed, engaged, and observant. She loved bright colors and books, music and movement. Josie developed normally until the age of 3 months, at which time she began having complex partial seizures. […]

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Emmett

Emmett

In June of 2006, Emmett was a normally developing 2 ½ year old little boy with speech delay. He was so well coordinated and had a smile that could brighten up any room. We had just come home from a weeklong vacation and I was getting my two boys ready for bed, we were reading […]

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