At 17, Olivia is an Advocate for the Epilepsy Community

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Our Guiding Philosophy:

Educate

Seizure trainings for your school, workplace, and community at no cost.

Connect

No one should face epilepsy alone; meet people who understand what you’re going through.

Empower

Take back control with access to the information and advice you need.

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Help When You Need It

No one should face epilepsy alone. Whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been living with epilepsy for years, we’re here to support you.

Upcoming Events

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02

Mar

Adult Connect Group – Fargo

Join other adults with epilepsy for connection and support. Kaylee Jaeger from LivaNova will provide information on VNS (Vagus Nerve Stimulation) therapy as a treatment for intractable epilepsy. Light snacks provided. RSVP here or contact Amy Haugen at amy.haugen@efmn.org or (320) 203-9722 with questions. Walk-ins welcome.

03

Mar

New to Epilepsy Webinar

The time surrounding a new diagnosis of epilepsy can be confusing and stressful. Join us for this FREE webinar as we address some of the most common concerns of individuals who have been diagnosed with epilepsy, including: what epilepsy is, choosing a doctor, treatment options, self-care, behavioral and emotional aspects

05

Mar

Adult and Caregiver Connect Group – St. Cloud

We welcome adults, caregivers and parents affected by epilepsy to join us for a time to connect and support one another. In March we will hear from 3 families who have had different treatment procedures to stop intractable seizures. There will be open discussion time as well to share your

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Dive in Deeper

We offer a wide variety of programs and services for youth and adults across our service region.

Thriving with Epilepsy

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Josh Rahman – Being Part of Something Bigger

Josh Rahman likes being part of things bigger than himself. He played football in high school and is now doing the same in college. He’s also working towards a degree in Criminal Justice so that he can help others, and has a drive to educate people about epilepsy and raise

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Olivia Devaraj – A Voice for the Epilepsy Community

Olivia Devaraj’s path to advocating for the epilepsy community started before she attended the 2019 Epilepsy Advocacy Day at the Capitol. It even started before she officially reached out to the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN). As a 7th grader, Olivia heard about an art therapy program that helped people

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Ways You Can Help

Your gift helps us educate, connect, and empower those with epilepsy and their families.