Hope The Lion

What is Hope?

Hope reminds everyone that where there is a person living with epilepsy, there is Hope. Lions represent courage, strength, and pride. Through Hope’s positive message of resilience, we are flipping the script on epilepsy.

Hope isn’t just for kids! Epilepsy Foundation New England has designed Hope to relate to people of all ages and genders.

Get Hope

Would you like Hope Lion plushie? At this time, Hope Lion is only available for free to people living with epilepsy in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

However, if you live outside of our service area or not living with epilepsy, we ask that you please make a purchase of Hope Lion for $35. After filling out the form on the link below, you will be sent an email to complete payment.

Get Hope


When you get Hope, share it with others by snapping a photo of you and Hope doing your favorite things or visiting your favorite places. Children and families can bring Hope wherever they go and tell others to use the hashtag #WhereIsHope. It’s time to show people what epilepsy really looks like, and separate fact vs. fiction.

Hope can be found wherever our programs and services are, and we will find Hope wherever there is a child with epilepsy. Poorly understood epilepsy is in the dark ages of awareness. Hope will change that.

Find Hope

You can find Hope on Facebook and Instagram. When you’re friends with Hope on Facebook, you will get daily challenges and activities. On Mindful Mondays, Hope might ask you to strike a yoga pose and post it to social media with #whereishope. Or send your picture to Hope at hopeefne@epilepsynewengland.org.

Join us in our mission to bring awareness and spread Hope today!

Hope is Sailing The Oceans of the World

Hope is sailing with our friend Phil Haydon from Sail for Epilepsy. They are on an epic journey to sail the oceans of the world to raise awareness about epilepsy and inspire hope.

See where Phil and Hope are right now!


Coloring Hope

Children with chronic conditions often feel scared and alone, especially during medical testing. The Hope Coloring and Activity book shares messages of resilience, strength-building, and hope. Focused not on disorder, symptoms, or medical management, the Coloring and Activity Book supports children’s socio-emotional health and provides fun activities to pass the time during long medical appointments or hospital stays. Download the activity book here.

Spotting Hope

When you take a picture of #whereishope, we may feature your picture here. Stay tuned!