I was born in 1989 in Bogota Colombia. I was adopted at seven weeks of age and brought to the United States. I spent the first 13 years of my life in New Jersey about an hour outside of New York City. Then my dad got transferred for work, and I spent the next 13…
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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.
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.
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“Epilepsy is my passion,” says Debbie Flader, the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago’s Clinical Coordinator. Debbie has been with the Foundation since 2002 and anyone who has worked with her knows this is the absolute truth. Debbie was first hired to do outreach in Chicago’s suburbs. She had met the Foundation’s CEO at a support…
Tony has faced serious challenges in his life, but that does not stop him from looking on the brighter side of things. In fact, he lives by a simple motto: the glass is always half full. “There are good things in the world,” says Tony. “Enjoy the moment because every day is a gift.” In…