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Epilepsy Foundation New England

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Our Mission

With your help, Epilepsy Foundation New England aims to improve the lives of individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures. Together, we can offer those with epilepsy help for today, and hope for tomorrow.

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3.4 Million

People Living With Epilepsy In the U.S.

150,000

New Cases of Epilepsy Each Year

1 in 26

Will Develop Epilepsy In Their Lifetime

1 in 3

People With No Effective Treatment

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BWH Adult Virtual SHARE Group

BWH Adult Virtual SHARE Group (previously held at Brigham and Women’s Hospital) Tuesday, July 7th 6:30pm – 8:00pm This group is for adults…

MGH Virtual SHARE Group

Anyone suffering from epilepsy (and/or their family, caregivers, and friends) is encouraged to attend our SHARE group session with…

MGH Virtual SHARE Group

Anyone suffering from epilepsy (and/or their family, caregivers, and friends) is encouraged to attend our SHARE group session with…

2020 Matty's 5K & Mighty Dashes

In lieu of Matty's 5K this year, we invite you to walk with us on October 25th at Slater Memorial Park in Pawtucket, RI.     We are…

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Get Informed

We’re working to help those battling epilepsy from all corners of New England, and we’re always reaching out to those just starting their journey. That’s why we’re putting our knowledge, experience, and community to work for visitors at all stages of the battle against epilepsy.

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Give Back

Your involvement and advocacy on behalf of those battling epilepsy is crucial to our success, and we couldn't provide the services we do without your help. Whether you give a little or a lot, we always appreciate the support.

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Get Involved

Our team of parents, patients, doctors, healthcare experts, researchers, and New Englanders all play a big role in our progress. Want to add your voice to the effort? Get involved and let’s put and end to epilepsy throughout New England, together.

Our Stories

News Stories from the foundation and stories from our friends living with epilepsy.

Epilepsy Foundation
In The News

Dr. Andrew Cole, MGH, Named Chair of the Board of Epilepsy Foundation New England

Lowell, MA – Epilepsy Foundation New England today announced that Andrew J. Cole, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C.), was elected Chair, Board of Directors, effective immediately.  Dr.

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In The News

Shining a Spotlight on Your Epilepsy Care Providers

Shining a Purple Spotlight: Expressions of Gratitude for Epilepsy Care Providers  

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Resources

FDA Approves FINTEPLA® (fenfluramine) for the Treatment of Seizures Associated with Dravet Syndrome July 1, 2020

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In The News

Coronavirus Information for People Affected by Epilepsy in New England

Epilepsy Foundation New England, with our Professional Advisory Board, has put together the following guidance for people living with

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My Story

Kailey

Kailey is entering her senior year at Eastern Connecticut State University, where she is studying psychology. EFNE met with her while she was volunteering at our Purple Camp in East Brookfield, Massachusetts and talked about living with epilepsy on campus.

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My Story

Katrina

Katrina is a determined young woman, with epilepsy, who has tackled obstacles and grasped new adventures. With a passion for biology, Katrina has cultivated a successful career in landscaping. Against all odds, Katrina is able to connect with the earth and her customers.

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In The News

Sunday Sitdown: Susan Linn

Susan Linn, EFNE President & CEO, was interviewed by the Worcester Telegram & Gazette about her introduction to epilepsy.

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My Story

Gracelyn

An accomplished 17 year old singer/songwriter, pianist, guitarist and actor from Rhode Island.

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Purple Camp On TV!

The 'Purple Camp', EFNE's summer camp for youth with epilepsy, was featured on Charter TV 3 in Worcester.

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Your clothing, dishes, household items, toys, apparel and more make a big difference. We make donating easy with free, scheduled curbside pickups.

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