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"The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to stop seizures and SUDEP, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy through efforts including education, advocacy and research to accelerate ideas into therapies."

 

MEDICAL MARIJUANA PERMITS ISSUED

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Illinois’ fledgling medical marijuana industry left the launchpad after Gov. Bruce Rauner issued licenses for 18 cultivation centers and 52 dispensaries under the state’s four-year pilot program

A company called Progressive Treatment Solutions LLC, of West Chicago, will receive a license to grow medical marijuana in the five-county district that includes St. Clair and Madison counties, while TGS Illinois LLC, of Western Springs, will receive the first dispensary permit, according to a statement issued by Rauner.

A license for a second dispensary will be awarded District 11, the district that covers the metro-east, after further review of applicants, according to Rauner’s statement.

Kim Locke, of Mattoon, whose 7-year-old daughter Alyssa, suffers from epileptic seizures, greeted the news that legal medical marijuana would become available in Illinois with mixed emotions.

On one hand, Locke welcome the availability of cannabidiol, or CBD, a key ingredient in cannabis plants that does not have psycho-active properties, but has shown promise in the treatment of epilepsy.

“That’s one step of the good news,” Locke said.

Read more at the Belleville News Democrat...

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

March 26, 2015

Capitol

Epilepsy Advocacy Day in Springfield, Illinois

Come Join Us and be an Advocate for Epilepsy!!

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April 18, 2015

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8th Annual Gala - "The Mystery at Bellecourt Manor"

"Who Done It" Murder/Mystery Theme

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SCHNUCK'S ESCRIP PROGRAM

February 2015 is sign up month and a chance to earn a $1,000 bonus contribution for Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois!

How it works

Every ten new supporters registered in February to support your group will generate an entry for a chance to earn a $1,000 bonus contribution. Register 100 new supporters, and generate 10 entries. Register 200, and generate 20 entries, etc.

Sweeten the deal!

As an incentive, all new supporters registered during the month of February will be entered for a chance to win one of 5 $100 VISA gift cards.

Don't miss out on this great opportunity to grow the love and to increase Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Southern Illinois' contributions year round.

Visit escrip.com/love for program details.

 

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

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School Personnel

SUDEP Guide

SUDEP Family Resource Guide

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