by Amanda Pike, EFMN's Senior Program Manager of Education
News hit today that popular radio personality, storyteller and beloved hometown hero Garrison Keillor had a seizure this week. Keillor says his seizures are related to a stroke he suffered in the past. Read details here.
Keillor is 73 years old and stroke is the number one cause of epilepsy in older adults. The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota wants to provide resources and information, as over 60,000 people in our community have epilepsy:
Since 1 in 10 people will have a seizure in their lifetime, it’s important to know seizure first aid. Here are 4 easy steps:
The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota offers 24/7 support at 800.779.0777 during business hours and 800.332.1000 after hours (en espanol available).
Seizures are common and Minnesota has some of the most advanced neurological care in the country. For over 60 years, EFMN has helped people rise above seizures and is here to help!
Seizure first aid: efmn.org/4steps
Minnesota Stroke Association: www.strokemn.org
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