19 Nov
  • By Kathleen Sullivan
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Counting Our Blessings 2015 Campaign

As we enter the beginning of the holiday season, it is a time for reflection and to give thanks for our many blessings. For many these blessings are for good health, a secure job and an enjoyable quality of life. It is also a time to reach out and help those less fortunate.

For more than 150,000 Georgians with a seizure disorder, many of these blessings are more difficult to attain. They deal with an unpredictable chronic condition that makes it more difficult to find a job due to stigma or physical limitations, face high medical expenses and other obstacles that can impair their quality of life.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia is dedicated to achieving its’ mission: to lead the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. In 2015 we continued to expand our programming and services to these individuals and their families. However we cannot do this alone.

As we enter the season of Thanksgiving, the Epilepsy Foundation of Georgia is reaching out to you, our supporters and friends, to share your blessings with the men, women and children who deal with epilepsy on a daily basis. Our major special events, the Taste of Love and the Magnolia Run, are very successful, yet they only cover a fraction of our budget. The support of people like you is critical to improving the quality of life for the one in every hundred Georgians with a seizure disorder.

Contributions of any amount are appreciated. Below are some examples of how gifts of various amounts can make a difference in the life of a person with epilepsy:

$5 covers the cost of an epilepsy ID bracelet that alerts first responders as to the immediate medical situation

$10 covers the cost of a new patient information packet to someone who is newly diagnosed with epilepsy

$25 can cover the presentation of an educational in-service on seizure recognition/first aid at a daycare center, school, business or senior center

$50 can cover the co-pay for a person on a brand drug that is not on an insurance formulary

$75 covers a day of camp for a child or adult with a seizure disorder

$100 can help cover the cost of art materials used in the Studio E art therapy program

$200 can make possible epilepsy education programs in outlying areas of Georgia

$250 can cover a month’s worth of anti-seizure medication for a person with no insurance and limited finances through the Emergency Medication Fund

All of the programs listed above are provided free of charge to the patient. This would not be possible without your support. Your contribution to the Thanks for Giving Campaign can help us ensure that these programs continue to reach those in need. In addition to the warm feeling that comes from helping those less fortunate, you will also have a year-end tax deductible gift for your tax return next April. We appreciate your support in the past and thank you in advance for your 2015 contribution.

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