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Epilepsy Services Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 4.99 stars   75 reviews 4,823

Address:

4628 North Armenia Avenue Tampa FL 33603-2706 USA

Mission:

The Epilepsy Services Foundation, Inc. is committed to creating a better future and environment for persons affected by epilepsy in West Central Florida. The office is located in Tampa, FL.

Results:

ESF trained 32 mentors who can provide education and support to other parents, families and children affected by epilepsy. ESF trained 18 volunteers to meet with families of newly diagnosed children with epilepsy at the St. Joseph Children's Hospital ESFprovided 22 camp scholarships and 10 scholarships for families to attend a family weekend retreat. ESF provided 4 scholarships for University of South Florida medical students and residents to continue their pursuit of neurology as a medical focus. ESF provided 3 scholarships for 3 persons with epilepsy to pursue their college degrees. ESF provided numerous epilepsy education programs to students, teachers, childcare workers and nurses in West Central Florida.

Target demographics:

Persons affected by epilepsy, primarily children & families

Direct beneficiaries per year:

800-1,000 persons

Geographic areas served:

West Central Florida: Hillsborough, Polk, Hardee, Highlands, Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, Sumter, Citrus.

Programs:

Information and Referral Education & Awareness Graces' Hope Hospital Visitation Program Support Groups Mentoring Project Access Emergency medications Fundraising Volunteer

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813-374-8907
http://www.epilepsysf.org

Reviews for Epilepsy Services Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars  

ESF is a fantastic service organization. Their work, scholarships, social events, counseling and friendship has given my son with epilepsy newfound hope, friendship, and education. They are a bright spot in an otherwise traumatic experience. Keep up the good work.

Daniel Roberts, Wimauma, FL.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

ESF is truly a great organization, and I'm proud to be involved. The volunteers are passionate about their work, and Tom Orth is an all-star in running the organization. We have great projects, such as sending kids with epilepsy to Camp Boggy Creek and organizing meet-and-greets for those affected by epilepsy. ESF has not only raised awareness of epilepsy, but improved the lives of those who suffer with it. It doesn't hurt either that we have really fun fundraising events (I'm partial to the annual golf tournament and beer tasting events). I can't speak highly enough of ESF.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I was referred to esf by another parent and I am so happy with the resource. I explained my son, 23, needed to find a support group. He said he knew there was a need and a year later, we have a group of 12 that keeps growing. We have met so many wonderful, supportive people through esf!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The individuals who run the Epilepsy Services Foundation in Tampa go the extra mile for patients and families dealing with all aspects of Epilepsy. They continue to educate past the initial diagnosis of the disease to help families try to live normal lives. Their work in the community, from fundraising to collaboration with healthcare professionals, shows their commitment to patients and families. It has been an honor to work with ESF and to be part of their mission.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Epilepsy Services Foundation does not only help individuals that are dealing with Epilepsy but they go the extra mile to help educate any individual that is interested in Epilepsy. I have been volunteering with the Epilepsy Services Foundation for several months now, and Tom and every other employee and member of this Foundation work to make it the best it can be.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer at ESF for almost two years. I have watch them help family's with meet and greet groups. They provide a education program and help with medical test. Most of all they give the family's hope.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

my daughter has epilepsy. We go to the family meet and greet and we love all the information. They are super compassioned. Tom who runs it is just a lovely man. They help us with the school system for a IEP for my daughter.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I just love ESF . They have help us with meeting other family's. They have paid for my daughter to go to camp boggy creek. They can answer questions better then the doctor. They are always just a phone call away. They have family outings. They do a epilepsy education day.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My husband has been living with epilepsy for 20 years. ESF does a wonderful job of bringing awareness and support to the epilepsy community of the Tampa Bay area. Tom and his staff are amazing. They truly care about the people they serve and they continue to bring joy to so many families. We are honored to volunteer at ESF events and help support them in any way we can. We are blessed to have ESF in Tampa.

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2015

 
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I can begin to tell you how hard it is to believe that someone one in your family has epilepsy and really not even know what it is amongst all the other tragedies that are out there. Until my wife and I got the number of the ESF foundation of Tampa Bay and our granddaughter lives in Missouri, but Tom Orth, Sandy VanHook have been the wealth of knowledge and support anyone could have. They have provided us with more info and ideas and just general knowledge that has helps us help our kids help our granddaughter, we can say enough about them. They are always will to do whatever, even if its just to listen.

Jeff Burke

 
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