What does Breast Cancer Awareness have in common with Black Lives Matter?

Over the last few years (and rising over the last few weeks), the phrase Black Lives Matter has come under assault. People opposed argue that All Lives Matter. But Black Lives Matter is actually quite similar to Breast Cancer Awareness and a host of other similar rallying cries. We have all sorts of programs that…

Eight-year-old with epilepsy looks to community for help

Zakary Woods was 3 years old when he had his first seizure. His mother Jennifer Workman of Kenosha said Zakary’s older brothers came running to get her, telling her what was happening. When she got to Zakary, his hands arms were stiff, his jaws clenched. It was the first of regular grand mal seizures he…

Service dog helps Rising Sun boy with epilepsy

  RISING SUN — In a family living room with three kids moving constantly, Hulu kept her eyes on Trace. Hulu, a golden retriever and Labrador retriever mix and the newest member of the Coudon family, is a service dog for Trace, 7. Hulu came to the family after a two-year process through 4 Paws…

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…