All children are special, but we believe that children with epilepsy are Shining Stars!
This program connects youth and teens with epilepsy from across Minnesota and eastern North
The Shining Stars program seeks to address the feelings of isolation and difference that can often accompany an epilepsy diagnosis, especially at a young age. We help children connect with others who are facing similar challenges and seek to empower them to embrace their differences and
We recognize that epilepsy
From being diagnosed with a rare neurological disorder at the age of seven to becoming the 2017/2018 Winning Kid, Abby Ackerman is an example of what it means to be a Shining Star. Abby has been a member of the Shining Stars program for years and has transformed into a role model for other youth with epilepsy.Abby's Story
Help your child be a Shining Star in their community! The Epilepsy Foundation’s free Shining Stars Toolkit gives suggestions about how to raise awareness and education of epilepsy in the classroom and community. After they receive their kit, let us know how they educated others so we can recognize their hard work and send a special thank you gift!
Support and resources for individuals, families and friends affected by epilepsy. Light refreshments are served. Contact Tammy Sammon with any questions at email@example.com or 651-287-2304.
We will be hosting the evening musical guests at Thursdays on First & 3rd. Stop by and visit our booth to meet your Regional Coordinator, Emily Gomez, and get epilepsy resources and information about upcoming events. (Volunteers for this event are welcome; if interested, contact Emily Gomez at firstname.lastname@example.org or
The Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota (EFMN)’s annual Rise Above Seizures Walk is the single largest fundraising and awareness event in Minnesota and North Dakota to benefit people with seizures. The walk began in 1999 in Rochester, MN and since then has expanded to four additional cities; Minneapolis/St. Paul, Duluth, St. Cloud, and
EFMN offers summer camp programs for youth of all abilities, with the security of trained medical staff.Camp Programs