Hi, my name is Dave and I’m the father of an amazing, energetic, hockey-loving son who has epilepsy.
My family’s journey with epilepsy started in 2014. We were visiting Philadelphia ahead of a move to the city when my son had his first focal seizure. The first seizure is always the scariest, largely because it comes out of the blue and you never know what to expect or what to do when it happens.
His second seizure came as my wife and son were boarding a plane. The flight attendants cleared the aisle and an ambulance took them to the children’s hospital where he was officially diagnosed with epilepsy.
Since then, we have had a lot of ups and downs. We’ve spent months in the hospital, tried countless epilepsy medications, started the ketogenic diet, explored CBD, and we’re still trying to figure out what is causing the seizures and get them under control.
I am raising funds to make a difference in the lives of people living with epilepsy. The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.
Please support this cause by making a safe and secure donation to my fundraising webpage. Giving to the Epilepsy Foundation means you make the world a better, easier, more manageable place for the 3 million people in the U.S. who are living with epilepsy and seizures.