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The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s objective is to help people with epilepsy live their everyday lives. And in order to do so, we serve our constituents through three primary avenues of support.


We are committed to giving people impacted by epilepsy the ability to successfully advocate for themselves and the epilepsy community. These advocates speak to the needs of people with epilepsy and share their personal stories.

Client Services

Our Client Services Department provides adults, children, and families access to professional assistance that will enhance their ability to manage issues related to epilepsy and improve their quality of life.


Our organization provides free, age-appropriate educational programs for students, teachers, nurses, and other school staff, as well as corporate offices, on seizure recognition and first aid. These programs help to minimize stigma and alleviate misconceptions related to epilepsy.


The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago has a wide array of programs and support services that are all offered at no cost.


Learn more about our free support and Case Management services


The Education Team uses classroom lectures and events to teach groups, schools and communities about epilepsy and seizure response.


Support EFGC and raise awareness in your community!

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Faces of the Foundation: Mason

These last couple months have been quite a whirlwind for Mason, a senior at Niles North High School. In February he qualified for the USA Junior National Coed Cheer Team. They did not have much time to prepare for the 2022 International Cheer Union’s World Cheerleading Championship, but that did not stop them from bringing…

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Faces of the Foundation: Anthony

Hi, my name is Rose Ayala, I am Anthony Ruffino’s mom and this is his heroic story. Anthony Ruffino was born April 6, 2003. Anthony had a normal birth weighing in at 6lbs 9 oz with no complications and no concerns. Anthony is the youngest of 4. His siblings Johnny, Stephanie, and Alexa have never…

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Faces of the Foundation: Jessica

Jessica, 38, has had to overcome a lot of obstacles since she first began having seizures 10 years ago. Initially, she was misdiagnosed as having panic attacks. She also experienced feelings of depression and isolation, as well as a severe car accident that she feels lucky to have survived. Fortunately, with the help of her…