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"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."


Documentary On Epilepsy Airing on PBS

Lili following a seizure

Lili's life with seizures and search for an effective treatment is one of the stories highlighted in the documentary,
"SEIZED: Inside the Mystery of Epilepsy."

“SEIZED: Inside the Mystery of Epilepsy” began airing on PBS this month. A production of Partisan Pictures and presented on PBS by 
Twin Cities PBS/Minneapolis-St. Paul, this hour-long documentary follows the personal struggles of four individuals and their families as they face the challenges of living with epilepsy and courageously search for new treatments. It features leaders in epilepsy research, including:

Dr. Orrin Devinsky, editor emeritus and director of the NYU Langone Epilepsy Center;

Dr. Robert Finkelstein, program director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke;

Dr. Karen Parko, Epilepsy Foundation Professional Advisory Board member and national director of the Veterans Affairs Epilepsy Centers of Excellence; and 

Dr. Brandy Fureman, Epilepsy Foundation vice president of research and new therapies who was with the National Institute of Neurolocial Disorders and Stroke at the time of filming. 

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How to Watch

Find out when it’s airing in your community by checking your local PBS listing. You can also watch it online or find out when it's airing on your PBS station using the “When To Watch” search here.