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Teens Speak Up 2016: Hugh O’Donnell

On Friday, April 15, Hugh O’Donnell, a 16 year old living with epilepsy, along with his family and two EFGC case managers,  headed out to Washington DC, to attend Teens Speak Up!, an annual conference held by the national Epilepsy Foundation.  Every year this conference brings together over 150 advocates, including Epilepsy Foundation affiliate staff, parents, […]

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The Epilepsy Foundation 2016 Scholarship Awards

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is offering our college scholarships again for the 2016/2017 academic school year – apply for one today! The Jim Davies Scholarship The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago created the Jim Davies Scholarship in honor of our long-time friend and epilepsy advocate, Jim Davies. Jim developed epilepsy after suffering from a […]

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THE JIM DAVIES SCHOLARSHIP FUND

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is offering our college scholarships again for the 2016/2017 academic school year – apply for one today! The Jim Davies Scholarship The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago created the Jim Davies Scholarship in honor of our long-time friend and epilepsy advocate, Jim Davies. Jim developed epilepsy after suffering from a […]

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EFGC Awards Five Students with the 2015 Jim Davies Scholarship

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago announced the recipients of the 2015 Jim Davies Scholarship, an annual award given to individuals with epilepsy who will be incoming freshmen to a college or vocational/technical school and will be a full time-time student for the 2015/2016 academic school year. Recipients include Abraham Bava of Flossmoor, IL, Alex […]

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Bounce out the Stigma Basketball Camp

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, along with the Danny Did Foundation and Mighty Mike, will be hosting a FREE basketball camp for boys and girls with epilepsy, their siblings and friends from July 20 through July 22, 2015. Participants must be between the ages of 8 – 17 years old. Registration for this event […]

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PhRMA and the Epilepsy Foundation report more than 400 medicines in development to treat neurological disorders

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently developing 420 medicines for patients suffering from neurological disorders, including epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease. As highlighted in a new report from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) and the Epilepsy Foundation, scientists around the globe are collaborating to find new or more […]

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ParentLink: Legal Advocacy Including 504s and IEPs

On Saturday, May 9, 2015, Comer Children’s Hospital at the University of Chicago Medicine and the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago will be hosting ParentLink, a FREE educational program that addresses a variety of issues for parents of children with epilepsy. This session will focus on Legal Advocacy Including 504s and IEPs and be presented by […]

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Illinois Senate to Vote to Extend Medical Marijuana Bill

llinois’ medical marijuana law went into effect January 1, 2014, but so far, not a single patient has received treatment under the pilot program. What’s happening? And with us so far into the test period and not generating any data, how will we know that the program is effective? Rep. Lou Lang was instrumental in […]

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Epilepsy state funding REINSTATED FOR FY2015

Our funding has been restored! Thank you so much for your support and advocacy these past few weeks. We are so thankful to have such an actively enthusiastic community.   Click here to read the Chicago Tribune article

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Living well with Epilepsy / Viviendo Bien con Epilepsia

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and Rush University Medical Center will be hosting a FREE educational event for the hispanic community. It will cover various epilepsy-related topics, which will be presented in Spanish. Topics include Epilepsy and Treatment: How to Work with your Provider and Psychosocial Aspects of Epilepsy […]

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