Thank you for being there...
“When my son was diagnosed with Epilepsy, I was scared, confused and so very unsure of what we were dealing with or looking at. I am still scared, but not as confused, as I read the posts from other parents, individuals and caregivers, I realize I am not alone, when Ale is having a bad day all I need to do is post it and prayers are sent. When I didn’t understand the medications, tests and now the VNS, all of you were here to help. As I read about what other individuals are dealing with then I know that maybe it’s the seizures or the medications causing certain, behaviors, moods or him just being sick. Thank you all for sharing with me. Thank you for being there for us.”
I am still amazed..
“I am still amazed at the number of people with connections to epilepsy and seizure disorders that I meet during my daily routine, and how they often admit that they rarely speak about it.”
Director of Development
EFoF participated in the Fifth Annual Okeechobee Family Health
The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida participated in the Fifth Annual Okeechobee Family Health and Safety Expo on Saturday, January 28th promoting health and safety. The event , which included 114 vendors, provided free health screenings, health and safety information, entertainment, demonstrations, vendor raffles, food and giveaways to the 2018 attendees.
Carol J. Shea
Community Resource Specialist
The Intake Department is..
The Intake Department is the key to the foundation. If your interested in receiving services, pick up the phone and contact us in order to get the process going for you to start receiving services.
Speaking Up for Epilepsy in Tallahassee
That’s what the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida was doing in Tallahassee last week when we had the opportunity to display many of our programs and initiatives at the Capitol Rotunda on January 17th. Our “Capitol Day” meant there was staff from several of our EFOF offices across the state who provided information to legislators, their staff and the public regarding epilepsy, our services and our programs. We were also fortunate to enjoy the attendance and partnership of the Epilepsy Association of Central Florida, the Veterans Affairs Epilepsy Centers of Excellence, and Canine Assistants in bringing epilepsy education and awareness to anyone within earshot. We encourage everyone to keep the dialogue going with our legislators because what you say makes a difference – you can find out who your legislator is and tell her or him about the importance of funding epilepsy programs, just got to the link at http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Welcome/index.cfm?CFID=233555120&CFTOKEN=85761459
Advocacy and Education Director