Shining Stars

All children are special, but children with epilepsy are Shining Stars!  This program connects youth from across MN and ND with other families living with epilepsy and encourages them to “reach for the stars” despite any challenges created by epilepsy.

There is no cost and youth ages 18 and under are welcome.  Complete the registration, attach a photo and tell us a little about yourself: your talents, your hobbies, your epilepsy.  We’ll help you shine.

Participants receive:

•    A star medallion
•    Program certificate
•    A dedicated page in our quarterly newsletter.
•    Special invitations to EFMN events.
•    BEST OF ALL – opportunities to connect and meet the other 300 Shining Stars and their families



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Shining Stars can become Winning Kids!  Our Winning Kid program not only empowers youth, it also creates opportunities for leadership in the epilepsy community and helps spread awareness about seizures. 

2014-2015 WINNING KID

Programs_Shining_Stars_Katelyn_Woehnker.jpgIntroducing the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota's 2014/2015 Winning Kid, Katelyn Woehnker! 

Katelyn is 15 years old and was diagnosed with epilepsy at age four.  She has experienced many different types of seizures and gone through three brain surgeries, and hasn't had a seizure since her surgery last year.  Katelyn is a Shining Star, attends Camp Oz & the Rise Above Seizures Walk, and is excited to share this experience with others affected by seizures.

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