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OUR MISSION

"The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives."

 

CAMP ROEHR JUST A WEEKS AWAY!!
Jellystone Resort
Camp Roehr
Six Flags

The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois will host its annual Camp ROEHR being held June 26th through July 2, 2016.

Yes, it is true. We are camping this year at the beautiful Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park. And yes, we are spending a day at Six Flags!

YOGI BEAR is waiting for us to wake him up!!!

Camp ROEHR gives young people between the ages of six and eighteen living with epilepsy a variety of opportunities to focus on their strengths. With a staff of caring, qualified counselors and medical support personnel, the children are able to make new friends and have a great time in a safe, supportive environment. Join us for an exciting, fun-filled camping experience without another moment lost to seizures.

We have limited space available for “high energy” volunteers that are activity enthusiasts and for children wanting to have a camping experience like no other! Limited scholarships are available.

For camper or volunteer information, contact Janet Shearrer at (618) 236-2181 ext. 114 or email at janets@epilepsygsil.org.

 

 

UPCOMING WEBINAR FOR TEENS AND YOUNG ADULTS

Join us for a webinar designed to help teens and young adults with seizures learn about taking charge of their health care and epilepsy. The title of the webinar is "Taking Control - The 12 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Seizures and Epilepsy".

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SCHNUCKS ESCRIP PROGRAM

It's an EASY way to help the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois!!

Schnucks Escrip

Swipe your card before checking out, and Schnucks will donate 2% - 3% of your purchase to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Ilinois.

Doesn't cost you anything!

Call us at (618) 236-2181 ext. 111 to receive your card.

 

SEIZURE MEDICATION LIST

http://d31hzlhk6di2h5.cloudfront.net/20150108/2e/62/da/bf/9d62b81d5b1c89bf0f9568d0_276x183.jpgWhat medications do you or your loved one take to control epilepsy? Do you know the adverse effects of those medications or the potential drug interactions?  Take a look at this in-depth list of seizure medications provided to you by the Epilepsy Foundation. Treatments are available that can successfully control seizures for most people with epilepsy. The first treatment is almost always one of the many seizure medications that are now available. Each medicine tends to work better with certain kinds of seizures than for others. If one treatment fails, another may be work better. Click here to view more information about the medication you or someone you love is taking. 

 

RESOURCES
Toolkit

Epilepsy & My Child Toolkit

SUDEP Guide

SUDEP Family Resource Guide

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