The Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio serves residents of the following eleven counties in Western Ohio: Auglaize, Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, and Shelby.
The Epilepsy Foundation leads the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome challenges created by epilepsy.
We are committed to helping create an environment where there is no stigma or fear associated with seizure disorders; where persons affected by epilepsy have the knowledge, self esteem and support to participate in normal life experiences; and where the barriers that they face have been removed.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio is an independently incorporated affiliate of the national office of the Epilepsy Foundation and an Outcome and System Partner with the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area.
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Is it epilepsy?
Epilepsy is a medical condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions. It's also called a seizure disorder. When a person has two or more seizures, they are considered to have epilepsy.
A seizure happens when a brief, strong surge of electrical activity affects either part or all of the brain. Seizures are caused by clusters of nerve cells signaling the brain abnormally. Seizures can alter a person's consciousness, movements or actions. Epilepsy affects nearly 3 million people in the U.S. and 50 million worldwide. One in 100 people will have epilepsy and one in ten will have a seizure in their lifetime.
Epilepsy is not a single entity, but a family of more than 40 syndromes. It is the third most common neurological disorder in the U.S. after Alzheimer's disease and stroke. Its prevalence is greater than that of cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease combined. Some 40 percent of people with epilepsy are severely affected and continue to have seizures despite treatment.
Not Another Moment Lost to Seizures
2013 Annual Campaign
We need your help in 2014. You have the power to help us impact the lives of 48,000 people in our community living with epilepsy.
Join us for our Holiday Open House!
Holiday Open House, Saturday December 7th, 2013
Time: 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Where: Epilepsy Foundation of Western Ohio
11 W. Monument Ave., Suite 101 Dayton, OH 45402
Would you like to volunteer your time? Complete our Volunteer Information Sheet. We will be in touch!