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June 2015 NEWSLETTER
Serving epilepsy patients in Northern California from Fresno to Monterey to the Oregon border
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Stronger Together
Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors!  
#WarriorsForEpilepsy
Donate Used Goods &
Shop Savers
Berkeley, Dublin, Vacaville
D onations benefit the 
Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California and  are tax deductible .
855.336.0212
Savers accepts all gently used clothing and housewares.
Free Training | Education
Schools, businesses and community groups receive free training on Seizure Recognition and First Aid.
Schedule Yours Today:
415.677.4011
Thank You
2015 Stroll Sponsors
Olympic

Marathon

Sprinter
  


Epilepsy Center of Excellence

Stroller



With Gratitude to
2014 Gala Sponsors

Gold 
Remick Family Foundation

 
Silver
Prakash Arunachalam
Chrisman Family Trust
Falasco Keeney Family
Edie E. Zusman MD &
Stephen Pratt

 
 
Pacific Brain and Spine
 

Benefactor
Ken and Veronika Archer
Nancy and Fred Teichert
Charles Wilson, MD &
Frances Petrocelli
Frank and Lesley Yeary

Coelho  Summer Camp  Almost Full!
Space Is Limited-- Apply Now!
 
August 2-7, 2015
CYO Camp, Occidental, CA 

Ages: 9-17
Tuition: $600 (5 nights--Sunday to Friday)
Scholarships available. 
Included: Room & Board, Tee-Shirt, Fun Activities, Specialized Medical Support
2014 Campers Reunite at Annual EFNC Stroll
Watch the Camp Experience!
MyEpilepsyTeam!
Connect With Others


Looking for support? Myepilepsyteam.com is a free social network and online support group for those with or affected by epilepsy. This online tool allows you to connect, build friendships, and share your journey.  Explore!
  • Post Status Updates--images, stories, thoughts, and anecdotes. Share your daily triumphs and trials.
  • Find People Like You based on location, diagnosis, and age. 
  • Q & A--Search previously asked questions and answers. Still looking for information? Post your question!
  • Find Providers best suited to meet your needs based on keyword and zip code or city. Check out other member recommendations.
Chase Your Dreams
"David's Reverie"

Diagnosed with epilepsy as a teenager, Neil Creque Williams was inspired to create a short film,  "David's Reverie,"  about a musician with epilepsy. This short is currently playing in film festivals and Neil  soon   hopes to make it into a feature film.

"I've always wanted to make a life-affirming story about a character learning to love himself through an illness and that is the goal of making this film."   

"David's Reverie" tells the story of a jazz musician struggling to prevent his epilepsy diagnosis from derailing his emerging jazz career. Neil says, "This is an extremely personal story for me. The emotional journey David experiences with his seizures are pulled from my own struggle with this condition." N eil recently debuted his short film at San Francisco's Black Film Festival.  Trailer Available!

More about Neil Williams and "David's Reverie" here
Get In The AutoZone!
Special Thanks

A special thank you to AutoZone for their generous gift. Like many businesses, AutoZone has more than one employee with epilepsy. Although trainings are always free, one employee submitted a grant request--we are fortunate to be the lucky recipient.  Shop AutoZone in recognition of their support for epilepsy!

Thank you AutoZone for your support and
big hearts!
Smiles for Dad
Father's Day is Sunday, June 21st.
Last minute shopping? There's still time to give your father, grandfather, or son something special! 

Get cool stuff for Dad without the hustle and bustle of the mall and support  the Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California  at the same time! When you shop AmazonSmile, a portion of every purchase is donated to EFNC at no cost to you. 

AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support the epilepsy community every time you shop.  Shop AmazonSmile  for great deals and good deeds!
Paul E. Smith Scholarship
Applicants

Thank you to all applicants who submitted Paul E. Smith Scholarship applications. All applications are currently under review. The 2015 recipient will be notified on August 3, 2015. Stay tuned!
Paul overlooking the Grand Canyon

The Paul E. Smith Scholarship is funded and awarded by a generous gift from the Paul E. Smith family. Paul's family lost him to epilepsy at the age of 22 and honors his legacy by helping other students with epilepsy further their education.  For more about Paul E. Smith's story and the scholarship process, click here
Attention Clinicians!
Webinar Available

Epilepsy in the Elderly

June 22, 2015
1:00 p.m.
AES Members: $25
Non-AES Members: $49
Learning Objectives :
  • Learn to use EEG, MRI, and history to accurately diagnose the cause of seizures in the elderly.
  • Learn to manage patients by using information about the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic interactions of epilepsy medications used in the elderly.
  • Earn up to .5 CME/CNE credits per webinar.
Target audience is epileptologists, neurologists, nurses, and professionals in epilepsy care. Sign up today!

This webinar is hosted by the American Epilepsy Society.