Iowa Epilepsy Youth Council Invites You to the Purple Pumpkin Project!

Youth Council Members will be hosting a family fun event for children & teens with epilepsy at Williamson’s Pumpkin Patch! Each child and teen will receive a medium pumpkin that’s already been painted purple for them to decorate to help kick off the National Epilepsy awareness campaign, the “Purple Pumpkin Project”!  After decorating pumpkins, the youth will […]

Live Stream the Iowa Seizure Smart Conference

Every year, the Epilepsy Foundation – Iowa hosts the Seizure Smart Conference, bringing together some of the most brilliant minds in the fields of epilepsy medicine, research, resources and technology to share knowledge with those affected by epilepsy. And for the first time, you can even register for remote participation from a computer anywhere if you’re unable to make […]

New Book for Teens and Adults on Living with Epilepsy

Dr. David Spencer, professor of neurology at Oregon Health Science University Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, has released a new book for adolescents and adults to help them deal with the trials of life with epilepsy. Navigating Life with Epilepsy is a new book available October 3 that provides helpful information about epilepsy and seizures. Dr. Spencer’s new […]

How I Think Epilepsy Works

The Epilepsy Foundation of America describes epilepsy as a condition of the brain causing seizures, and a seizure is a disruption of the electrical communication between neurons. The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) defines epilepsy in stating “a seizure is an event and epilepsy is the disease involving recurrent unprovoked seizures.” Epilepsy, deriving from the […]

Join the Barnstormers to Support Epilepsy Awareness!

Iowa Barnstormers is hosting our organization for a night of Epilepsy Awareness & Education! Join us April 9th for the 7:05 PM game as they take on Nebraska Danger and show your support for the Epilepsy Foundation in Iowa by wearing purple and joining our crowd! Discount tickets are available through completion of this form […]