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2019 Rise Above Seizures Walk
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Rise Above Seizures Walk Resources

Captain's Resources: Captain's Packet Captain's Letter Deposit Tickets Receipt Fundraising Resources: My Network Fundraiser One Week Challenge Autograph Challenge Fundraising…

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Talking With Your Doctor

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Required Reporting Forms

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Treatment Options: Implant Devices

Implant Devices: Implant devices are used to treat seizures in people with refractory or drug-resistant epilepsy. This means that their seizures are not controlled after trying two or more appropriate anti-seizure medications. Implants may be recommended for people for…

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Treatment Options: Alternative Therapies

Diets Some may turn to dietary therapy as an option for seizure treatment.  Typically they are used in conjunction with medications and should always be introduced with the guidance of a physician. Ketogenic Diet The Ketogenic Diet is a high fat, low protein,…

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Treatment Options: Surgery

When should brain surgery be considered? The road to brain surgery is not a simple one. It relies on consistent and honest communication between the patient, the neurologist or epileptologist and the rest of their care team, if they have one.  Your team will work with…

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What to Say to your Legislator

We’ve partnered with Fredrikson & Byron to show how easy it is to meet with your legislator. Our video shows what to expect when meeting with legislators and gives tips on what to say (and what not to say) during a…

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Advocacy Toolkit: Meet in Person

MEETING FACE-TO-FACE There is power in numbers. If you have neighbors or others in your community who share your concern, consider going as a group. Whether you schedule an individual or group meeting, this is an opportunity to build a relationship with your…

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Advocacy Toolkit: Call Your Legislator

TELLING YOUR STORY Telling your story makes a difference! When legislators hear your personal story, they are impacted by it. If they are on a different side of an issue than you, your story provides them with the bigger picture. If they already share your position,…

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Advocacy Toolkit: Writing a Letter or Email

WRITING YOUR STORY While in-person conversations are often the most impactful, writing a letter or e-mail to your legislator is another important way to connect with them. ADDRESSING MEMBERS OF U.S. CONGRESS To Your Senator: The Honorable [Full Name] Room…

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Advocacy Toolkit: Attend a Town Hall

TELLING YOUR STORY Town hall forums provide an opportunity to tell your story in a different way. Although your message is for your legislator, you’ll have a wider audience to speak to. In addition to being a public forum, town halls are an opportunity to meet…

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Telling Your Story App

The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Disabilities has a free tool for advocates to compose and practice their story. The app guides users through the steps, from introducing yourself to identifying the specific issue, to the best methods for presenting a compelling story….

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Find Your Legislator

Your voice matters! Your legislators want to hear your story and how their work connects directly to your experiences. To maximize your impact, focus on the legislators who represent you. Minnesota North…

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Driving Brochure

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Status Epilepticus

Definition: Status Epilepticus is when a seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes or when seizures occur close together and the person doesn't recover between seizures. Read more about it on the Epilepsy Foundation of America's Website: Learn…

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What is epilepsy?

Start with the basics: Learn more about what epilepsy is and how it's treated.

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