National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. Read blog posts from the epilepsy community throughout the month and share epilepsy facts to raise awareness! #EpilepsyAwareness

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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.

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Dec

Teen Virtual Connect Group

This space is for teens with epilepsy to meet others who understand the journey they’re on. Join us to hang out, make new friends, and talk about growing up and living with epilepsy. For more information, contact Angela Bowles Edwards at abedwards@efmn.org or 651-368-6209. In order to ensure we can

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Dec

Parent Virtual Connect Group

Meet other parents, grandparents, and caregivers who live day-to-day caring for a child with seizures and/or epilepsy. This is an opportunity to meet others, offer peer-to-peer support, share resources and experiences, and talk honestly about the triumphs and challenges of a child’s epilepsy journey. For more information, contact Amy Haugen

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Dec

Adult Virtual Connect Group

Adults living with epilepsy come together to meet others, share the triumphs and challenges of living with seizures and connect with those who understand the epilepsy journey. For more information, contact Martin Hernandez at mhernandez@efmn.org or 507-287-2103. In order to ensure we can provide the best experience possible, we need

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Thriving with Epilepsy

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Epilepsy Awareness Month: Oanh’s Blog Post

I had my first seizure in January of 2020 and was formally diagnosed with epilepsy in April of the same year. In my twenty years of life, I have had 23 surgeries on my brain, heart, stomach, and lungs- all of which are attributed to an underlying condition called hydrocephalus.

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DEI Committee Member Spotlight – Dr. Nitin Agarwal

The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee helps us better serve communities of color, Native communities, individuals living with complex and rare epilepsies, and communities marginalized through social, economic, and political barriers as well as health care providers working most directly with these populations. Dr. Nitin Agarwal is the Medical

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