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!
Take in a night of outdoor baseball and fireworks to kick off Memorial Day weekend with EFMN friends. Tailgating starts at 4:00 and the game at 5:05. This event is free for those with epilepsy and $10 for each guest, paid at the game. Contact Tammy Sammon at email@example.com or
Join us for a day at the ballpark and root on the Duluth Huskies as they take on the Eau Claire Express. This event is free for people with epilepsy and $5 for guests; includes ticket, hotdog, and a small pop or water. (Game starts at 3:05pm). Contact Lisa Peterson
Join other adults with epilepsy for connection and support. In June we will be joined by Sonny Chase who will share his journey and his book “Web Was Woven: Epilepsy and Depression.” Light snacks will be provided. Contact Janice Tweet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701.429.1165 with questions.
EFMN offers summer camp programs for youth of all abilities, with the security of trained medical staff.Camp Programs