The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia is honored to announce the development of the Stuart Staton Memorial Fund. Mr. Staton’s family have been so generous in offering to match donations made in Mr. Staton’s memory up to $35,000 to help EFGA provide programs and services to the more than 150,000 Georgians living with epilepsy. Through this campaign, EFGA will be able to continue to provide education in schools, workplaces and communities, assist new patients and their families with information and referrals, provide medication assistance to those in need, as well as send children and adults with epilepsy to camp.
A letter from the family of Mr. Staton:
Since he was a young man, Stuart Staton lived with epilepsy. His seizure disorder was not congenital, but the result of an accident that left his brain scarred forever. Stuart struggled through the rest of his life to maintain normalcy, and for the most part, succeeded brilliantly. He was devoted to researching the current medication options, brain physiology, and neuroscience in an effort to improve his thinking and being. Stuart was aware that his brain changed, and worked differently with each medication change he made – it was an uphill battle, but he always rose to the challenge.
As family to someone with epilepsy, we know firsthand how little understanding there is about the disorder. Stuart always took time to support the people around him, and so we honor him by expanding that web of support to the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia by establishing a new memorial fund in his name. Awareness, knowledge, and new possibilities – this is the legacy that Stuart left, and that we want to make accessible for other families with epilepsy.
Please consider donating to the Stuart Staton Memorial Fund. We have initiated a matching funds campaign to raise $35,000 and ask those who knew Stuart to contribute. The family will match each dollar raised up to $35,000, for a total of $70,000. The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia will dedicate these funds towards providing educational programs throughout the state, assisting patients in need with the Emergency Medication Fund and providing scholarships for both children and adults with epilepsy to attend summer camp.
Stuart would be thrilled to know the important work of the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia will continue through the generosity of those who knew and loved him!
-The Staton Family
There are a couple different ways you can donate to honor the memory of Mr. Staton. Your donation is 100% tax deductible and will go directly to fund the programs and services EFGA provides. You can donate online or send a check to the EFGA office at the address below. There are alternative ways to donate as well. You can donate through recurring gifts, workplace giving, stock donation and bequest planning. If you have any questions about alternative giving methods, please contact Aly to learn more. Donations can be sent to Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia, Attn: Stuart Staton Memorial Fund, 6065 Roswell Road, Suite 715, Atlanta, Georgia 30328.