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 […]

How Do You Describe Your Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a condition of the brain causing seizures. When someone has two or more unprovoked seizures, they are considered to have epilepsy. It can be hard to explain what it’s like to someone who doesn’t live with this condition. The Mighty, an online resource for people affected by a host of conditions,  invited people affected by epilepsy […]

Teens With Epilepsy Have a Voice!

The Epilepsy Foundation promotes advocacy on all levels, including teens. The Epilepsy Foundation’s “Teens Speak Up!” program is a wonderful opportunity to teach young men and women living with epilepsy that what they have to say is important and that they have a voice. I have been exceptionally lucky to participate in this program. It was an […]

How Do You Tell Your Friends You Have Epilepsy?

Through my years of personal experience with epilepsy, I have had many encounters with friends and loved ones. After my diagnosis with epilepsy I could feel an ever growing distance between my friends and family. I became socially introverted and didn’t know how to tell my friends about my condition. So, for the first month […]

Welcome to EFI Teen Connection

As the first post on EFI Teen Connection, Simon Clark, Iowa’s 2014 Teens Speak-Up delegate put together a quick video about his own experiences with epilepsy. We welcome comments, or questions. This site is about providing  better knowledge through community and support by those that know what living life as a teen / young adult […]