Living with Epilepsy

"Living with Epilepsy but not defined by it."

Epilepsy is part of your life, it is not your whole life.  Given the chance, you can live, work, and function in the world just as well as someone else.  However, there are areas of life in which having epilepsy can cause special difficulties.  Knowing more about them may make it easier to cope.

If you have had epilepsy since childhood you may be concerned about what it's going to mean to you as an adult.   If you have frequent seizures, you may feel that you may have to live at home, but there may be other living arrangements to help you live independently.  If you have recently developed it you may wonder how much your plans for the future may change.

The Epilepsy Foundation of America also offers the Penry Travel Assistance Funds for those who need to travel for medical needs.  Please download the application below if you are interested.


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Donate We encourage you to make a tax-deductible gift to support our efforts. You can also help with a donation of your gently used clothing and household items. Your support is urgently needed, and always very much appreciated.

Connect with the epilepsy community and help us raise funds and awareness at the Strides for Epilepsy 5K Colorado Springs on Saturday, September 27th.

Learn how to Manage Students with Seizures through our FREE training program for school nurses - available online or in-person. Contact Marcee Peterson for more information.

Activate your political voice by speaking out to our local and national representatives about current legislation that would expand the availability of Cannabidiol for the treatment of Epilepsy.

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