Donation from Domino’s Pizza CEO to create Manitoba epilepsy program

Mikaela Boulet had her first epileptic seizure when she was 14 years old. It was the first of many.Medication and special diets couldn’t stop the seizures. Today, however, she’s seizure free. It’s all thanks to a surgical procedure doctors performed on her brain. It stopped the seizures in their tracks, but it put her life…

Supporters create fundraiser for Texas boy with uncontrollable epilepsy 

After trying to get pregnant for 16 years, Shannon and Robert Contreras decided to adopt a baby from an acquaintance who was pregnant but unable to keep the child. When the Houston-area couple brought home their son, Robert, Jr.— nicknamed “Bubby”— they noticed some strange signs. The doctor first suspected colic, but sent the family…

Thousands rally to fight epilepsy at Rose Bowl in Pasadena

Thousands of people donned their running shoes and took part in the largest epilepsy awareness and support event in the nation at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena on Sunday. The Walk to End Epilepsy 5K walk and run raised funds to benefit the Epilepsy Helpline, teen and family Camps, the Big Brain Exhibit, therapy groups,…

11-year-old Chase Johnson starts epilepsy foundation, basketball fundraiser

Source: Austin 360 / Nicole Villalpando Chase Johnson, 11, is like many boys his age. The Dripping Springs-area fifth-grader loves karate and basketball. He’s unlike most fifth-graders in that this year, he started his own foundation. Chase for the Cure tries to raise awareness about epilepsy as well as send kids to Camp Brainstorm, a one-week…

Those with epilepsy along with family and friends walk to rise above it

Source: Valley News Live / Natalie Parsons About 3 million Americans are living with epilepsy and 60,000 of those are from Minnesota. That’s according to the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota. The Valley News team tells us how those effected are choosing to rise above it. It effects children of all ages and adults. Epilepsy does…

Southgate woman braves 130mph plane wing walk to support epileptic children

A daredevil woman from Southgate has braved a 130mph wing walk with the plane diving low towards the ground and performing acrobatic stunts to raise money so new equipment can be bought for children with epilepsy, autism and other learning disabilities. Monika Skrzypczak was strapped to the wing of a biplane which soared 500 feet…

Teens donate summer tips to train a therapy dog for boy with epilepsy

Sometimes it’s not the quantity of a gift that counts, but the spirit in which it’s given. That was the case last week when a dozen teenagers who work concessions at Harrison Recreation ballfields took their tips collected during the three-month baseball season and gave them to 9-year-old Cooper Barnes. Cooper was diagnosed at age…