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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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Faces of the Foundation: Giselle

    Giselle, 19, is majoring in Special Education and Psychology at Harper College. The Chicagoland native has a special connection to the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago. She attended Camp Blackhawk each summer…

  • Faces of the Foundation: Lucas

    This is Lucas, hair still wet from swimming lessons, proudly displaying his advancement to a new skill level. As parents of this talented, goofy, articulate, sweet hugger monkey, we are delighted that…

  • Faces of the Foundation: Jessica

    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…

  • Faces of the Foundation: Debbie

    “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…

  • Faces of the Foundation: Tony

    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…

  • Faces of the Foundation: James Davies

    It is with a heavy heart that we share with you that James Davies, a true pillar of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, passed away on May 5, 2020. James’ commitment…

  • Faces of the Foundation: 
Ted

    How I Champion My Health With Epilepsy By Ted Hardaway When I was twelve, I experienced a grand-mal seizure that for me and my parents was extremely scary and concerning.  Over the…