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Donate Clothes and Household Items Today!

Donate Clothes and Household Items Today!

No money? No problem. Donate goods to help END EPILEPSY. Savers Thrift Stores have partnered with the Epilepsy Foundation to help turn gently-used clothing and household goods into money for research, programs and awareness. The Epilepsy Foundation Orange County receives funding from your donations for local programs and services ...
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Announcing Virtual Epilepsy Education Series

Announcing Virtual Epilepsy Education Series

The Epilepsy Foundation Orange County is offering an ONGOING Virtual Epilepsy Education Series, to be held on the second Wednesday of every month. This series is for people living with epilepsy, caregivers and family members. Topics include: September 9, 2020 – Epilepsy, Pregnancy & Conception October 14, 2020 – SUDEP: Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy November 11, 2020 – Infantile Spasms: Diagnostics, Treatments and New ...
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COVID-19 Local Operations Update

COVID-19 Local Operations Update

As many of us are hearing reports of states, counties, and cities throughout the United States beginning to reopen in different phases, you are probably wondering how this effects your local Epilepsy Foundation. We are continuing to operate based on the most recent guidance issued by our public health experts and government officials surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the safety of our community. Our highest ...
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Preparing for a Telemedicine Visit

Preparing for a Telemedicine Visit

Telemedicine or telehealth visits use audio and video to connect you to your healthcare provider from your location or home. These are sometimes called “virtual visits”. You will be able to see, hear, and talk to your provider, just like you do in the office. Currently, these visits can be done between you at home and your provider in their office. The telehealth appointment is ...
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COVID-19 and Epilepsy Fact Sheet

COVID-19 and Epilepsy Fact Sheet

While most people who may develop COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) will have only mild to moderate symptoms, some people may need to see a health care provider or be hospitalized. The focus by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and all of us, is on slowing down the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring people can receive the care they need ...
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Support Epilepsy/Seizure Legislation in California

Support Epilepsy/Seizure Legislation in California

On February 6, 2020, Assembly Member Levine, Assembly Member Blanca Rubio, and Senator Umberg introduced the Seizure Safe Schools Act (AB 2116). This bill will improve the care of students with epilepsy in schools by ensuring: 1. Prescribed FDA-approved medications are administered to the student with epilepsy 2. Students have a seizure action plan in their file and that the action plan is properly distributed ...
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Volunteer

Volunteer

Volunteers are very important to the daily function and impact of the Epilepsy Foundation Orange County. Volunteering can be a rich, rewarding experience. We have numerous opportunities for volunteers to plug-in on a short term or long-term basis – whatever fits your schedule! ...
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Executive Director Shannon Abdul-Wahab

Epilepsy Foundation Orange County hires new Executive Director

Prior to becoming Executive Director of the Orange County chapter, Shannon was a 7 year veteran on the board for the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles. While there, she co-chaired the annual Walk to End Epilepsy at The Rose Bowl, eventually helping to lead the charge for the Walk to End Epilepsy Nationwide. Shannon’s walks reached nearly 20,000 people and raised close to $2 ...
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