I am raising funds to make a difference in the lives of people living with epilepsy. Recently, my son, James, has been diagnosed with epilepsy. In the process of researching epilepsy, my wife and I came across the Epilepsy Foundation. 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. In terms of stopping seizures for us, James is on his 3rd seizure medicine but the seizures are still happening.
UPDATE: After about a week of medicine #4, we have seen a decrease in the short seizures over the last couple of days. We are praying as we increase our dosage it controls the number of seizures even more. Continue to pray for us!
We are finding that the search for the right treatment is essentially a trial and error process. The process has provided peaks (several seizure free days in row) and valleys (not eating or sleeping, vomitting, slurred speech) but no true answer. We aren't the type of people who sit back and let things happen. We are fighters both spiritually but also physically (see fundraising image). After attending the 11th Annual Walk for Epilepsy from an invite from a work colleague, we knew we had to act/serve! Thus, I'm running the Marine Corps Marathon for my son and the others impacted by Epilepsy. I'm given the opportunity to run this great race by accepting a fundraising goal of $1200 for the Epilepsy Foundation.
Please support our family and 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., to include James, who are living with epilepsy and seizures.