Ian VanWazer, an all-conference outside hitter on the boys varsity volleyball team at Buffalo Grove High School in Chicago, is entering his fourth season on the team. Diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age, Ian turned to volleyball in elementary school since he could not play a contact sport. Fortunately, Ian has been seizure free for ten years and continues to kill it on the volleyball court!...
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VanWazer more than meets the challenge at BG

Tatumn, 9, is a member of our Epilepsy Foundation Kids Crew. She was diagnosed with epilepsy and Chiari malformation type 1 when she was 14 months old. Over the years, she developed multiple kinds of seizures. She takes medicine every day to control her seizures, but she doesn't let her "shakies" control what she does. Her mom and dad encourage her to try different things and always support...
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Kids Crew

Join us to #TackleEpilepsy this football post season and raise #EpilepsyAwareness! Take a picture with your game face to show you are helping TackleEpilepsy. Upload the photo to Facebook, use the hashtag #TackleEpilepsy, and tag some friends to spread awareness. We encourage you to make your post public for this campaign because UCB will be donating $26,000 in honor of TackleEpilepsy...
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Congratulations to Brent who has reached one month seizure free!
Try the #MySeizureDairy app to track seizures, medication, & side effects. The app can even help build reports to show your docotr at your next check up. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Epilepsy Foundation My Seizure Diary

Basic Science Editor Sloka Iyengar PhD describes the two main ways stem cell therapy can be used in epilepsy. [ Bit.ly Link ]

The Use of Stem Cell Therapy in Epilepsy

Study found that difficulty sleeping is common in adults with epilepsy suffering from other conditions, such as depression, asthma, and COPD. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Severity of Self-reported Insomnia in Adults with Epilepsy is Related to Comorbid Medical Disorders and Depressive Symptoms

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, the Epilepsy Foundation would like to thank all volunteers that help make our events and programs possible. Whether you volunteer at the #EpilepsyWalk or donate your time through our Community Action Network, we appreciate all you do for epilepsy awareness and advocacy. To learn more about how to volunteer and get more involved with the Foundation,...
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Get Involved

Two attorneys, part of the Jeanne A. Carpenter Legal Defense Fund, successfully assisted a man living with epilepsy who experienced discrimination after applying for a job with the New York Police Department. Read about the victory: [ Bit.ly Link ]

The City of New York and the NYPD Settle Epilepsy Discrimination Case

Breakthrough seizures are an ongoing concern for people living with epilepsy. Learn how to prevent seizures and stay safe by following three steps: Prevent, Pause, and Plan. Learn more about the three steps at: [ Bit.ly Link ]

3 Ps to Keeping Safe with Epilepsy

A new VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs) video introduces specialty care centers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of veterans with epilepsy and other seizure disorders. Learn more and watch the video at: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Video Introduces VA Epilepsy Centers of Excellence

Join us as we help Sara celebrate one year seizure free!
New studies look at seizure-related blood pressure changes that improve understanding of how tonic-clonic seizures may lead to SUDEP. [ Bit.ly Link ]

Post-ictal Physiology: Adding Blood Pressure to the Equation

Discover what's new this week on epilepsy.com with Editor-In-Chief Dr Joe Sirven. To read all or one of the new articles visit: bit.ly/2jrWvRV

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What's New 1-12-2017 by Epilepsy Foundation | Free Listening on SoundCloud

Here are some helpful hints for what type of doctor you should see when living with epilepsy. [ Bit.ly Link ] Need help finding a doctor or specialist? Call out 24/7 Helpline at 800-332-1000.

What Kind Of Doctor Is Best?

Join us in saying congratulations to Shelby who recently celebrated one year seizure free!! Woot Woot!
The deadline to join #AthletesVsEpilepsy in the Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon is January 26, 2017! Join team members as they run "Stadium to the Sea" to raise funds and awareness for the Epilepsy Foundation and End Epilepsy. Participants will get a choice of an Athletes vs Epilepsy performance racing shirt or singlet. Register today: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Skechers Performance Los Angeles Marathon | Athletes Vs Epilepsy

Yesterday the Epilepsy Foundation sent a letter to President-elect Trump and Congressional leadership, highlighting the provisions in the Affordable Care Act that have been important to the epilepsy community, including coverage for individuals with pre-existing conditions. Read our letter here: [ Bit.ly Link ].


A woman in Minnesota experienced her first seizure while behind the wheel. Two good Samaritans helped stop the car and save the woman's life. Hear their remarkable story: [ Cbsloc.al Link ]

Good Samaritans Save Eagan Woman During Seizure

Help us say congrats to Jeff who recently celebrated 6 months seizure free! :-D