Helping Oklahomans with Epilepsy

Epilepsy is Not a MENTAL illness
Epilepsy is Not a CURSE
Epilepsy is Not CONTAGIOUS
Epilepsy is a Disorder, Not a DISEASE!

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Checks that you send should be made out to:
The Epilepsy Association of Oklahoma.
Donations are fully tax deductible and will be used to fund our programs:

1) Emergency Seizure Medication Assistance & Discount Drug Cards
2) Education About Seizures For Schools, Communities & Work Force
3) Monthly Newsletter
4) Website With Resources & Epilepsy Facebook
5) Annual Epilepsy Camp & Health Fairs To Educate
6) Support Groups Throughout Oklahoma



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Epilepsy Association of Oklahoma
11212 N. May Ave. Suite 108
Oklahoma City, OK. 73120
   

 

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Welcome to the Home of the Epilepsy Association of Oklahoma

 
 
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Since 1978, the Epilepsy Association of Oklahoma has been incorporated as a nonprofit health agency with the mission of helping Oklahomans who have epilepsy and their families.
“Knowledge is power, or so it is said.
Often times when receiving a diagnosis of disability it does not feel very empowering.”
 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Our mission of the Epilepsy Association of Oklahoma is to:

A – S – A – P
A - Raise Awareness
S - Service To Community
A - Advance / Fundraising
P - Participate

  • Emergency Seizure Medication Assistance & Discount Drug Cards
  • Education About Seizures For Schools, Communities & Work Force
  • Office Staff & Monthly Newsletter
  • Website With Resources & Epilepsy Facebook
  • Annual Epilepsy Camp & Health Fairs To Educate
  • Support Groups Throughout Oklahoma

I call epilepsy a “stealth” disease, but it’s difficult to imagine how so few people can know about a disease that affects so many. For example, few people know:

  •  Epilepsy affects over 3 million Americans of all ages – more than Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, and Parkinson’s Disease combined.
  •  In America, Epilepsy is as common as Breast Cancer, and takes as many lives.
  • Almost 500 new cases of Epilepsy are diagnosed every day in the United States.
  •  Epilepsy affects 50,000,000 people worldwide.
  •  One in 100 people will develop Epilepsy.
  •  One in 10 people will suffer a seizure in their lifetime.
  •  This year another 200,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with Epilepsy.
  •  Each year over 125,000 to 150,000 are newly diagnosed with Epilepsy.
  •  30% of those diagnosed are children.
  •  Epilepsy can develop at any age and can be a result of genetics, stroke, head injury, and many other factors.
  •  For many soldiers suffering traumatic brain injury on the battlefield, Epilepsy will be a long-term consequence.
  •  In two-thirds of patients diagnosed with Epilepsy, the cause is unknown.
  •  In over 30% of patients, seizures cannot be controlled with treatment.
  •  Uncontrolled seizures may lead to brain damage and death.
  •  Up to 50,000 Americans die each year from seizures and related causes.
  •  The mortality rate among people with Epilepsy is two to three times higher than the general population.
  •  Risk of sudden death among those with Epilepsy is twenty-four times greater.
  •  Epilepsy results in an estimated annual cost of $15.5 billion in medical costs and lost or reduced earnings and production.
  •  Historically, epilepsy research has been under-funded. Each year NIH spends $30 billion of medical research, but just ½ of 1% is spent on epilepsy.
  •  The Federal government spends much less on Epilepsy research compared to other diseases, many which affect fewer people.
  •  St Valentine is the patron saint of people with epilepsy!

WE HAVE MOVED

THE EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION OF OKLAHOMA
HAS MOVED TO A NEW LOCATION

Epilepsy Association of Oklahoma
11212 N. May Ave. Suite 108
Oklahoma City, OK. 73120
Office - 405-463-0673
Fax - 405-463-0985


TO: TWO MEN AND A TRUCK


Two Men and a Truck

THIS COMPANY KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS TO HELP THE COMMUNITY.

YOU GAVE THE EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION YOUR TIME, THE MOST
THOUGHTFUL GIFT OF ALL.

TO CODY AND RYLAN...YOU TO MEN WERE ON TIME, VERY PROFESSIONAL,
COURTEOUS AND HARD WORKERS.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK - WORDS CAN'T EXPRESS HOW THANKFUL WE ARE
FOR YOUR HELP TO THE EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION, YOU MOVED US FOR "FREE".

THANK YOU!

JENNIAFER WALTERS
BACK TO SCHOOL BONANZA!
Back to School BONANZA!
August 1, 2015
10am – 2pm
The Boys’ and Girls’ Club
3535 N Western, OKC 73118
Hosted by BOUND 4 GLORY & BEYOND INC.
Call Regina Roberts for more information 405-404-7118
Parent or guardian must accompany student.


FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE! FREE!
Lunch
Haircuts
Fingernail painting
Makeup tutorials
Immunizations
Sports physicals
Identakid ID cards
School supplies
Uniforms
CHILDRENS HEALTH EXPO
This one day event on Friday, August 7, will offer parents and children ages 5 to 12 a unique experience to learn about specialized programs at OU Children's Physicians, community events targeted for elememtary school children and opprotunities for physical activity and recreation.

Registration Form
(Click to open PDF)
COMMUNITY HEALTH CHARITIES
UNITED DONORS IN THE WORKPLACE WITH OUR NATION’S TRUSTED HEALTH CHARITIES

BUILD CULTURES OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

FIND COMMUNITY HEALTH CHARITIES, SUPPORT THE CHARITIES YOU KNOW – LIKE –
 “EPILEPSY ASSOCIATION OF OKLAHOMA”

CFC – COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN #27949
CFC IS THROUGH OUT THE COUNTRY

CHC – PUBLIC SECTOR CAMPAIGN #8007
OKLAHOMA STATE

CAVETT KIDS CAMP MAY 16TH
Cavett Kids
Campers and Parents,

HEADS UP – Camp applications will be posted on www.cavettkids.org beginning Saturday, May 16!!!

You can register on-line or join us at the Camp Registration Party:

• When: This Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm
• Where: The East Entrance of Children’s Hospital (OKC)
• What: Activities/Crafts, Music, Food and Registration!

Check your calendar for the upcoming 2015 Camp Dates:

• Heart Camp, June 10-14
• Camp Cavett, July 8-12
• Leadership Camp, July 29 - August 2
• Kamp Courage, August 12-16

Please shoot me a quick response if you are able to attend. Hope to see you there!!!

Todd Bridgewater
Cavett Kids Camp Director


3801 N. Classen Blvd. Ste. 300 | Oklahoma City, OK, 73104
Phone: 405.271.2271 | Fax: 405.602.2830
E-mail: Todd@cavettkids.org

Learn how you can help children battling life-threatening and chronic illnesses by visiting www.cavettkids.org
END EPILEPSY

End Epilepsy


Epilepsy research received $129 million in federal funding in 2013. That's $59 per person with epilepsy. There are more with EPILEPSY than all the people with Multiple Sclerosis + Muscular Dystrophy + Parkinson’s disease put together, but EPILEPSY only receives 31% of what they receive in federal research funding. Our intent is certainly not to take research funding from any other disease, because they all need more support! We just want EPILEPSY to get a fairer share. We journey to D.C. each year to join our Epilepsy Foundation in advocating for more $ for research. Like and Share to show you want EPILEPSY to get a more equal share. #EndEpilepsy — with Ryan Thomas.
ZEUS AND THALIA ARE PURPLE PROUD

WE ARE PURPLE PROUD - WHAT ABOUT YOU?
 
Purple Proud
SUPPORT
EPILEPSY ASSOCIAION OF OKLAHOMA

Photo courtesy of Tanya Beaven

 
Talk About It  This is an AMAZING site for people with EPILEPSY. If you have been recently diagnosed or been living with EPILEPSY for a while, PLEASE visit this site. You're NOT alone.

Talk About It.org created by Greg Grunberg (star of LOVE BITES, HEROES, ALIAS and FELICITY) unites Hollywood celebrities and top health care experts to end the misperceptions and misunderstanding about epilepsy and seizure disorders. Greg Grunberg, whose eldest son has epilepsy, has dedicated his time, energy and passion to working toward ending the stigma around epilepsy and bringing public focus on the need to find a cure and to help give a voice to people living with epilepsy. To get more people talking about epilepsy!