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The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation

Rating: 4.98 stars   97 reviews 1,657

Address:

Post Office Box 630048 Littleton CO 80163-0048 USA

Mission:

The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation grants comfort and hope to those affected by epilepsy through providing monitoring resources, vital information, and a safe haven for conversation and community. Our main goal is to raise awareness of SUDEP and to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families living with epilepsy. We raise funds to provide education about SUDEP and to provide seizure response dog grants and life-saving movement monitors that help to protect against SUDEP. We stay up-to-date on current trends in medical technology in order to be able to provide the most effective devices as they become available. We respect the value and quality of life of every person living with epilepsy. We are dedicated to providing opportunities that allow individuals and families greater independence, increased confidence, ability to enjoy social environments, and community understanding.

Results:

as of April, 2015, we have provided 69 grants for seizure-response dogs and over 275 movement monitors for those in need.

Target demographics:

Anyone who lives with seizures.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

75-100

Geographic areas served:

We provide to help to all 50 States.

Programs:

SUDEP Awareness, Seizure-Response Dog Grants, Emfit Monitors, SAMiAlert Monitors, SmartWatch Monitors.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Chelsea Hutchison Foundation is a very caring and helpful organization. They don't stop in pursuing their mission. Their tireless energy enables them to keep going as they focus on helping as many as they can. Through a family member, they found out that I have epilepsy. They immediately embraced me and educated me on many things that the medical society neglects to address. The foundation helped me to obtain a Smart Watch monitor that has been helpful in living with my condition.

 
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The "Chelsea Hutchison Foundation (CHF)" is a Colorado based non-profit corporation formed by "Julie and Doug Hutchison" to provide help and support to individuals, particularly children and young adults, who have epilepsy. They raise important awareness of the common yet little known condition called: "SUDEP" (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy), by providing support and equipment to assist the prevention of this occurring, and by creating a safe space and raising awareness within the greater community. Funds raised by this Foundation provide grants for "seizure-response dogs" and epilepsy monitors for those in need, educate the public about "SUDEP", and provide support to those who have been affected by "SUDEP". Thanks to "Chelsea Hutchison Foundation", there are so many more people making a big difference in the lives of those who struggle with "seizures" and "epilepsy". They are a very special grass roots, volunteer-based "Foundation" that is committed to getting support and relief into the hands of those who need it. I fully support this wonderful organization and the truly important work that they do, each and every day.

 
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Chelsea Hutchison Foundation has helped so many families to achieve a greater peace in the midst of the greatest chaos and feel a sense of belonging when stigma is at the highest. We have greatly benefited from being a part of the CHF family. Chelsea Hutchison Foundation is the best non-profit I have ever worked with. Both my Epilepsy Warrior Boys have received a SAMi monitor, this has been life changing for our family!

 
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The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation is one of the best supportive organizations for Parents who have children with seizure disorders. The offer a great supportive community filled with information, advice and sharing of experience with other parents that outshines any other. The members have have provided much needed advice and support in times of distress, comfort and love in times of overwhelming stress. That would be enough to have me recommend The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation to any parent who has a child suffering from Epilepsy. They go above and beyond by fundraising and reaching out to Parents to help them obtain Seizure Monitors and Service Dogs, which is life changing. I could never thank them enough for the SAMi Monitors they provided for my Epilepsy Warrior Boys. The peace they have given me is priceless!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation, Julie and Doug have made a great impact on our life. By providing a sleep moment monitor for my son, it has given my son more independence. They are dedicated to raising awareness . Through the foundation we were given the opportunity to go disneyland during the epilepsy awareness day. We meet so many people and now have life long friends all thanks to Julie and Doug.

The Luna Family
Indiana

 
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The Chelsea Hutchinson Foundation is a wonderful organization. I live in Indiana and found out about the organization through reading other families positive experiences on social media. My husband and I were ecstatic and felt a great peace of mind knowing The Chelsea Hutchinson Foundation can provide us with a SAMi monitor for our son who has Dravet Syndrome. We are beyond grateful!

 
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This organization helped fund our SAMi alert system for my daughter with intractable epilepsy. We couldn't afford a system like this without this wonderful organization! After getting the system I was able to notify her doctor she was having hour long seizures during her sleep. Without this system we would have never known! Thanks so much Chelsea foundation!

 
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The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation has been wonderful with helping on advice for our son Logan (9). They also were amazing with working a way for us to receive a SAMi video monitor. This has been an extreme help, not only did they assist with our costs involved, but more importantly helped with peace of mind and as parents we are able to sleep better at night, in the event Logan has a seizure. We are greatful for their assistance in memory of their daughter. Thankful for all they do!

 
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This is a family-based foundation that was created after the loss of a beautiful girl (their daughter) named Chelsea. They have made it their mission and Chelsea's legacy to ensure no more lives are lost to SUDEP. During the time when I had recently given up my full-time employment (and bread-winner role in my household which made the medical bills that much more overwhelming) to care for our infant daughter with epilepsy, The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation subsidized the cost of Emfit, a movement monitor to detect seizures during my daughter's sleep. This not only took away from some financial stress, but provided an invaluable gift of peace of mind so I was able to sleep at night once again.

Julie is a selfless, empathetic, determined woman. She is my epilepsy hero.

 
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As the single parent of four boys, even the barest of necessities are often seen as a luxury. My son has epilepsy, and faces many challenges as a result. I have always wanted to take my kids to Disney, but my income, coupled with concerns my child's health, made it a far off dream. I am a member of the Chelsea Hutchison Foundation's online community, and saw that they were offering an opportunity to attend Epilepsy Awareness Day in Disneyland. I contacted the foundation, shared with them my son's story, and my desire for him to meet others like him who understand his condition, and perhaps make a friend. To my utter disbelief, they awarded my family with the opportunity to participate in E Awareness day in Disneyland! They are REAL people, helping REAL people. I am so thankful for their dedication to the E community. They are an inspiration

 
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Great organization!! Live the passion they have to bring awareness to others. The world is a better place because of CHF!

 
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