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 […]

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 […]

Iowa Teen Heads to Washington DC for Epilepsy Advocacy

Kendall Maslak knows how important epilepsy services, research and awareness are. She and her parents, Ed and Fadua, will be on their way to Washington, DC on Friday, April 15 to participate in the Epilepsy Foundation of America’s Teens Speak Up! program. This program gathers teen delegates living with epilepsy from all over the United States […]