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. 

Programs Shining Stars Winning Kid Cecilia Bergren.jpgIntroducing the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota's 2015/2016 Winning Kid, Cecilia Bergren! 
Cecilia is 13 years old and was diagnosed with epilepsy at age three and a half. She has been seizure free for two years, but continues to feel the impact of epilepsy. Cecilia is a Shining Star, attends Camp Oz with her sister Elena, & participates in the Rise Above Seizures Walk. Cecilia is a funny, smart & unique young woman who loves to dance, play sports and spend time with family and friends. She is excited to share this experience with others affected by seizures​!

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