My sister, Casey Elizabeth Cordova, spent a lot of her adult life working with the Epilepsy Foundation to #EndEpilepsy. Did you know that 1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with Epilepsy during their lifetime? Casey did. In fact, this sweet, smart, goofy girl had Epilepsy herself.
Her time was cut short on August 1st, 2017 when she was taken by Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). Upon her death, we (The Cordova's) decided that the SUDEP Institue would recieve donations from Casey in order to study SUDEP further. SUDEP takes 3,000 to 5,000 adult lives EVERY YEAR. It is vastly understudied and underfunded.
Any donation you make to my page or Casey's Crusaders will be put towards the Epilepsy Foundation to further their research on SUDEP, its causes, and finding a way to stop these senseless deaths. It will also help the SUDEP Institute learn more about SUDEP, why it happens, and the genetic links. I want everyone who has a sibling living with Epilepsy to be able to hug and kiss their brothers and sisters each and every day.