The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia recently formed its’ first Epilepsy Youth Council. Teens and young adults with epilepsy face some unique challenges and the Youth Council will serve as the voice for this generation. The following individuals have accepted this role, and will work to improve the quality of life for youth with seizure disorders through education and social activities.
Often the first medical responder to a seizure occurring in an educational environment is the school nurse. These nurses maintain confidential records on each student’s medical history and medication needs. It is very important to keep this information current so that they can provide the appropriate first aid for the child.
The 2014 Magnolia Run and Walk for Epilepsy will be held at Perimeter Mall on August 23rd. More information and registrations information will be available soon.
By hosting a third party fundraising or awareness event to benefit EFGA you can help raise funds and awareness for the 150,000 Georgians living with epilepsy. With your help, EFGA can reach more supporters in your community helping improve the lives of those who have epilepsy. There are many ways that you can help raise awareness and funds – everything from a golf tournament at your local course to a dining out night at local restaurants to a bake sale at your school. Any way that you can help raise funds and awareness for epilepsy is greatly appreciated! Click to learn more.
This year Tinsel Town traveled to Twin Lakes as Camp Carpe Diem had a Hollywood theme. We have camp mascot and ace Hollywood reporter Julius Seizure Frog to report on the activities of the week...
Gary Summers was a long time member of our Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia family serving on the board of directors. He was a constant presence at every EFGA event, helped to coordinate epilepsy presentations to federal employees through his workplace, the US Department of Labor, and served in a leadership role as our Treasurer for many years. Tragically, we lost Gary in January 2013 after a courageous multi-year battle with cancer.