We’re going PURPLE this month! November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, and we are proudly wearing purple to support the amazing cause. Of the 150,000 new cases of epilepsy diagnosed annually, approximately 50,000 cases will be diagnosed in children under the age of 18 (Epilepsy Foundation). Epilepsy is a neurological condition that causes seizures of varying degrees.
Weeks ago, we shared a story about one of Dr. Karen Keough’s young epilepsy patients who, at just 11-years old, launched a non-profit to raise more awareness about his disease. The non-profit is called Chase for the Cure, named after young Chase Johnson. FOX7 Austin was similarly inspired by the ambitious pre-teen. They interviewed Chase, his family
A common symptom of epilepsy is an epileptic seizure, which can take a lot of different forms. Some come on fast and furiously, while others may be mild and almost invisible to a bystander. Either way, it’s important to know the basics for helping a child who has suffered a seizure. Here’s what you can do: Always
Seven months ago, ten-year-old Chase Johnson came to his father frustrated that his school’s disease awareness programs mostly focused on cancer and diabetes. “What about epilepsy?” he said. Epilepsy is a neurological condition that affects the nervous system often triggering seizures in patients and affects more than two million people in the U.S. Chase was