JANUARY 2015 NEWSLETTER
Serving epilepsy patients in Northern California from Fresno to Monterey to the Oregon border
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Russell Andrews, M.D.
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Stephen Pratt

 
 
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Charles Wilson, M.D. &
Frances Petrocelli
Frank and Lesley Yeary

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Enter a  RAFFLE to win a SmartWatch and start your 2015 year off right! Complete the entry form online before midnight on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The winner will be notified by Monday, March 2, 2015. One entry per person. To find out if a SmartWatch will work for you or someone you love read the qualifications before submission. Will you be the lucky winner...?

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  • Mighty Mike
    Basketball Camp
     
    Sunday, May 3, 2015
  • Epilepsy Awareness Stroll
     
    Saturday, May 16, 2015
  • Coelho Epilepsy Youth Summer Camp
     
    Sunday, August 2 - Friday, August 7, 2015
  • Coming SOON: Sacramento Fun Run! 
     Dates for a Living With Epilepsy program!
Paul E. Smith Scholarship
Application Period NOW OPEN
  • For high school seniors who have epilepsy and who live in the counties served by the Epilepsy
    Paul E. Smith
    Foundation of Northern California.
  • Recipient will receive $2,000 towards their college education.
For more about Paul E.Smith's story and the scholarship process, click here
ASK for a REFERRAL to an Epilepsy Center if
ONE OF THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS IS TRUE:

Questions:

1. Continue to have seizures despite treatment with two different seizure medications

2. Take multiple seizure medications daily and have unacceptable side effects

3. Need advanced testing to confirm the diagnosis of epilepsy or find another cause for symptoms

4. Need a team approach to epilepsy and other medical conditions such as depression, learning disabilities, anxiety, or problems with memory or thinking

5. Want to learn about non-medication treatments for seizures - epilepsy surgery, the ketogenic diet, vagus nerve stimulator, and other new therapies.

6. Have seizures secondary to genetic disorders or other rare diseases

7. Are pregnant or want to learn more about effects of epilepsy and seizure medications on pregnancy and the developing baby

8. Are interested in participating in clinical trials of new experimental medical or device treatments for seizures

Adopted from guidelines for epilepsy care designation level:
 http://www.naec-epilepsy.org/join/documents/FinalGuidelines.pdf

Courtesy Josef Parvizi, M.D., Stanford Medical Center and the Northern California Epilepsy Consortium
Attention High School Juniors & Seniors!! 
CA Youth Leadership Forum for
Students with Disabilities
Want to spend a week on your own on a real college campus? Want an all-expenses paid trip to the State Capitol? Want to make lifelong friends and mentors? 

All California high school juniors and seniors who have a disability are invited to apply to the California Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF).

YLF is an annual five day leadership program that provides information and resources about employment, education, independence and assistive technology. Students will have the opportunity to live on a college campus and join more than 1,200 alumni from across the state that have been a part of this unique program.

The 2015 Youth Leadership Forum will be held July 27-31, 2015 in Sacramento, CA. Students will stay in the dorms on campus at California State University, Sacramento. 

Applications are AVAILABLE! Provided to selected students with disabilities at no cost to them. More information for Parents/Guardians here
Application Deadline: February 27th, 2015.

Further information and instructions on how to apply are available at www.dor.ca.gov/YLF. Trouble filling out the application? YLF@dor.ca.gov or call (855) 894-3436
Still Smiling?
#DareTo Smile For Epilepsy
Thank you to those who shopped AmazonSmile during the holiday season! Share with your family, friends and colleagues. In case you forgot, every time you shop Amazon using smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate to EFNC and it doesn't cost you a penny! You get all the same products and deals you're already getting by shopping at Amazon.  Happy Shopping! Happy Smiles!

Are You a School Nurse...
School Personnel...?
A variety of FREE educational training programs are available online to help everyone from school nurses to child care personnel and first responders. Some are accredited training programs and others simply help you better understand how to respond to epilepsy in your profession.

Click the following for more information: 
Training also offered in person through the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California. Contact Katie at katie@epilepsynorcal.org or call 415-677-4011. 

Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California | 415-677-4011  efnca@epilepsynorcal.org | http://www.epilepsynorcal.org
155 Montgomery Street, Suite 309
San Francisco, CA 94104

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