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Help give hope to the 104,000 people living with epilepsy in New England and offer the support, community, and services they need. When you give local, you’re helping your friend, family, and neighbors.
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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

Thank You To Our Corporate Sponsors

Thank you to all of the following corporations for donating to EFNE during this pandemic. Your support was needed now more than ever and we are so grateful.

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VNS Community Chat

If you've tried multiple medications yet continue to have seizures, it's time to question your seizure treatment. Join the webinar to…

Advocacy Ambassadors Program: Adults

For all adults affected by epilepsy, including parents and caregivers. Come build your advocacy skills, share your story, and find…

Epilepsy in Children: A Workshop and Discussion for Caregivers

This presentation and discussion will touch on Seizure Response Plans, Epilepsy and School – 504s and IEPs “101,” Rescue Medications for…

MGH SHARE Group

Join us for a special SHARE group featuring Alice Lam M.D. & Safar Zafar M.D. from MGH. This engaging virtual SHARE group is sure to…

School Nurse Seizure Response Training

Seizure Training for School Nurses: Caring for Students is a program designed to provide the school nurse with information, strategies, and…

Better Health in Epilepsy: Practical Steps

The workshop will discuss strategies for success such as building a partnership with your provider, treatment regimes, and information…

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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.

In The News

Photosensitive Epilepsy and COVID-19

Background Photosensitive epilepsy is a type of epilepsy in which seizures are triggered by exposure to flashing lights at certain intensities or certain visual patterns.

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In The News

Epilepsy Heroes: Cole and Katie

This blog post was submitted by Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. #MyEpilepsyHero is proud to feature Cole and Katie, two amazing kids who started their own initiatives to help fellow kids with epilepsy. This #MyEpilepsyHero post is published with the permission of Cole and Katie.

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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

Photosensitive Epilepsy & COVID-19 January 25, 2021

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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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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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