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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO ATTENDED THIS AMAZING EVENT! SPECIAL THANK YOU TO GREEN MILL, MATT LIND, HOULIGANS, TANGLED UP IN HUE, SCHEELS, AND OUR ENTIRE BOARD FOR HELPING TO MAKE THIS EVENT GREAT!

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Did You Know...

Van Gogh had epilepsy?

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Teens Speak Up!

The Epilepsy Foundation of Western Wisconsin is pleased to announce our 2019 Teens Speak Up representative: Abigail Jean Maassen-Deprey! Congratulations Abigail!!!

 

Teens Speak Up! and the Public Policy Institute is the Foundation's centerpiece advocacy initiative. Every year we bring together over 150 advocates, including Epilepsy Foundation affiliate staff, parents, teens, doctors, and volunteers from across the nation. Through this initiative, we are able to strengthen our advocacy network and share updates on the state of epilepsy research & funding, as well as give our families an opportunity to speak with Congress and share their stories of living with epilepsy.

Teens Speak Up! provides an opportunity for teens with epilepsy and their parents to visit the nation's capital, receive advocacy training, meet with their legislators, and tell their personal stories. Teens Speak Up! is part of the Public Policy Institute.

Teens from across the country are nominated by affiliates and selected by the Foundation to participate in the program. After receiving training at TSU, each teen is asked to turn that training into action in their respective home districts through our Year of Service program.

Visit our Teens Speak Up! homepage to learn more about our program >> 

 

 Let's #UseOurBrains to #EndEpilepsy

  • Epilepsy can affect anyone with a brain. According to the World Health Organization, epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide with no age, racial, social class, national or geographic boundaries.
  • Public misunderstanding about epilepsy causes social challenges like bullying, discrimination, and depression. People don't want to talk about it, but we can no longer ignore it.
  • Over a lifetime, one in 10 people will have a seizure, and one in 26 will be diagnosed with epilepsy. There are 3.4 million people in the U.S. living with active epilepsy - that's more than Autism Spectrum Disorders, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis and Cerebral Palsy combined. Yet, Epilepsy receives one-tenth the research funding than any one of those neurological disorders.

 

  Phoenix Park lights lit up for Epilepsy Awareness during November-Epilepsy Awareness Month!

One of our great events-Painting for a Cause at Cheers Pablo in November! What a great turnout!

 

To learn more about the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Wisconsin and the services we provide, contact

Debbie Nichols, Executive Director

1812 Brackett Avenue Suite 5

Eau Claire, WI 54701

715-834-4455

DNichols-efww@outlook.com


Board members:

President, Curtis Deprey

Secretary, Matt Lind

Treasurer, Shelby Sivertson

Board member, Joy Paul

Board member, Doug Pichler