Rebecca Whelan

Team Captain Brian Samuel Walk to End Epilepsy 2019 - DC

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At 2 years old my baby brother Brian was diagnosed with Epilepsy. For years his seizures were so severe that he had to wear a helmet (similar to what football players wear but with more padding) because of the injuries he obtained from falling so often. The doctors have tried hundreds of different medication combinations throughout the years and while he does not fall NEARLY as often as 80+ times a day like when he was a child, his brain scans still show the seizures are active in his brain (which affects him every day). 

Brian does not have a normal life but he sure does act like it. The smile he has in contagious and his energy level is always through the roof. I am running for Brian because my life is also not normal due to him. I have an extraordinary life because he has shown me what it is like to love with every fiber of your being, to love someone so unconditionally and with so much of yourself that you would do anything in this world for them to not feel any more pain. Please join me on this journey whether it is by joining this team, making a donation, or saying a prayer. 

I made our goal $210 because Brian Samuel Kochell will ironically be turning 21 the Sunday after the 5k.

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  3.5 million people in the U.S. who are living with epilepsy and seizures. 

Please pray for a cure. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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