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The Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Foundation Awards Jenna Pedersen with Annual Scholarship

Jenna Pedersen, a student at Illinois State University from St. Charles, IL, was recently awarded with the first Sara Elizabeth Stubblefield Memorial Scholarship. Jenna is honored to receive this award, which was created to provide financial support for the pursuit of higher education to a student living with epilepsy, who demonstrates a strong commitment to […]

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Chili’s Pepper Partner Program Benefits EFGC

From June 28 until December 28, 2012, you are invited to participate in the Chili’s Pepper Partner Program to benefit the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. All you need to do is click on the PDF link on this page, download the voucher PDF, print it up, and take it to your local Chili’s restaurant. […]

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EFGC Welcomes Interim CEO, Business Marketer

Kurt Florian and Janet Anderson, both seasoned professionals in business and non-profit sectors, have joined the staff of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago.  Florian was recently named Interim President & CEO by the EFGC Board of Directors, and Anderson is newly appointed Business Development Manager.  With a law degree from Duke University, Florian was […]

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Philip Gattone, EFGC Head, Named National CEO

Philip M. Gattone, who has led the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago (EFGC) for much of the past decade, has been named President & CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation of America, headquartered in Landover, Maryland.  He will begin his duties there later this month.  Under Gattone’s leadership, EFGC was named national “Affiliate of the Year” […]

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Face of the Foundation-Bonnie

Every month we feature a “Face of the Foundation.” Someone whose involvement in the organization, whether it is through services, support, and/or advocacy, has had a significant impact on the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and its mission. Be sure to check back each month to see who we are honoring! Faces of the Foundation […]

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Epileptic seizures linked to common childhood viral infection

 A ten-year NIH-funded study has determined that a third of infants with prolonged seizures and fever suffer from either a new or reactivated roseola virus infection. Roseola viruses are the cause of the common childhood rash, but can also cause limbic encephalitis, a condition that frequently progresses to epilepsy. Read more…

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Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy Program – for teens!

Check back soon to see when the next Studio E: The Epilepsy Art Therapy for Teens will be offered. The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago is excited to bring teenagers ages 13-17 the opportunity to express themselves through art at a five week art therapy program that will meet on a weekly basis beginning October 12. […]

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Ketogenic Diet Could Help with Epilepsy Treatments

Children with epilepsy, who aren’t helped by anti-seizure medication, are treated with a ketogenic diet that is high in fat and low in carbohydrates. The ketogenic diet mimics effects of starvation. Neurologists were never quite sure why the diet works well with epilepsy. In a new study, scientists say they may have found the answer. Read […]

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Response to First Treatment May Predict Epilepsy’s Course

The way someone responds to the first anti-seizure medication given after a diagnosis of epilepsy often predicts how well-controlled their seizures will be over time. Read more…

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Faces of the Foundation-Garcias

Every month we feature a “Face of the Foundation.” Someone whose involvement in the organization, whether it is through services, support, and/or advocacy, has had a significant impact on the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago and its mission. Be sure to check back each month to see who we are honoring! The Garcia Family May […]

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