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Currently, epilepsy is one of the most misunderstood, underfunded, under-recognized and endangering neurological disorder in the United States and it’s affecting the well-being of more than 40,000 people in the MidSouth, living with active epilepsy. Pubic misunderstanding about epilepsy causes social challenges like bullying, discrimination, and depression. People don’t want to talk about it, but it can no longer be ignored in our community. Epilepsy is not a mental illness. It is not a sign of low intelligence. It is not contagious. It is a brain disorder in which brain cells create abnormal electrical impulses that cause seizures. More than 50,000 people in the United States die each year from SUDEP and seizure-related causes; and it’s imperative that everyone learns seizure first aid. A public educated in seizures first aid can help prevent injuries and help save lives.
Hearts of Epilepsy Foundation® is a nonprofit organization focused on providing services that address the critical needs of people with epilepsy and their families; helping them maintain the best quality of life. Living with epilepsy are unpredictable and may decrease or increase in severity over time. This presents physical, emotional, and financial challenges families must face. Therefore, we're here to provide the support, education, and assistance needed to adapt to these challenging circumstances. Our primary focus is on providing individuals with epilepsy the help they need to maintain their health and well-being, to continue to be productive and independent, and a safe environment in their home. Every day, people living with epilepsy do whatever it takes to move their lives forward despite the challenges. By sharing their stories, we help people better understand life with epilepsy and become inspired to do whatever it takes to change the world for people living with epilepsy. You can help ensure that more people understand what life with epilepsy can be like and engage more people to do something about it, by following our media channels and sharing the stories of those living with epilepsy, who move life forward every day and don't let epilepsy define them.
Designed to provide a comprehensive, measurable and effective youth mentoring program that promotes positive self-esteem, relationship building, positive school and peer connections. This project targets youths impacted by active epilepsy in the State of TN and MS. EIP was designed to improve academic performance and to encourage healthy social, emotional and behavioral development. This project promotes self-confidence and self-efficacy in handling academics-related and problem-solving skills. This project not only provides youth’s empowerment, but educates their families about first-aid, safety prevention, and the importance of following medication regimen to decrease the probability of seizures occurring.
EIP is an age-based small learning community of students, with the aim to create a more personalized and supportive learning environment; offering youths a combination of academic and career entrepreneurship development learning opportunity.
we provides full or partial financial assistance for those in need of anti-seizure medication
This program is designed to UPLIFT, ENCOURAGE AND EDUCATE.
The EPILEPSYID PROGRAM
Provides people living with epilepsy life saving tools, resources and support services to address the challenges of epilepsy
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