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EPILEPSY AFFECTS ALL AGES

  • According to the World Health Organization (WHO) around 50 million people worldwide have Epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases globally. 

  • In the U.S. Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disease after migraines, stroke, and Alzheimer’s.

  • The CDC says nationwide in the United States 3.4 million people have Epilepsy: 3 million adults and 470,000 children. This statistic is from 2015 and the population has risen steadily since then. 

  • On average 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with this central nervous system disorder and over a lifetime, 1 in 26 U.S. people will be diagnosed with the disease. 

CHILDHOOD EPILEPSY

                  According to the latest estimates, about 0.6% of children aged 0-17 years have active epilepsy. Think of a school with 1,000 students, this means about 6 of them could have epilepsy.  Not to mention those who may go undiagnosed or are diagnosed improperly.  

Unfortunately an Epilepsy diagnosis can also indicate or lead to other serious health concerns as children grow into adulthood.  That is why looking into childhood Epilepsy is so necessary.

             

        

OUR FOCUS

  •              With these numbers one can imagine the need for organizations like ours to be readily available to support those children suffering in our community. 

  • We aim to partner with larger organizations who educate and support individuals with Epilepsy, but we specifically aim to cater to children with the disorder and their families.

  • We intend to contribute to research/development and gather more specialized educational information around childhood Epilepsy.

  • We will strive to fill the void we have found through researching Epilepsy organizations seeing a gap in how many exclusively service children. 

  • We believe this will benefit the community of those who hold Epilepsy as a relevant cause overall because the children are literally our future.

           

LEARNING HELPS US ELEVATE

       

To learn more about Epilepsy and the statistics used above, explore the links below.

https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/epilepsy

https://www.cdc.gov/epilepsy/about/fast-facts.htm

Epilepsy (for Teens) - Nemours Kidshealth

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