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 […]

Texas Teen Creates Seizure Aid Program

Have you ever seen a seizure? Have your friends and classmates witnessed a seizure during class? Most students haven’t. Even if you have seen one, many seizure types can be pretty scary. Would you know what to do? One student at Cy-Falls High School near Houston, Texas, saw another student suffer a seizure during class and […]

Upcoming Events – Sign Up Now!

Looking for ways to get involved? It’s a busy spring for the Epilepsy Foundation – Iowa! Here are just a few of the upcoming events – and YOU are invited! 1.)    Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 9 – 11 AM at Climb Iowa, 3605 SE Miehe Drive, Grimes, Iowa http://www.climbiowa.com/programs/groups/adult/ We will be climbing and […]

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 […]