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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Epilepsy, Health

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.

Community Stories

105 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Jillian T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation is an amazing group of people. I am 34 years old and have had uncontrolled epilepsy for the past 14 years. I have been on many many different medications and 2 VNS surgeries. I have been on the ketogenic diet but still have many seizures each day. I finally agreed to get a seizure response dog but was unable to afford the enormous price tag. That's where the Chelsea Hutchison Foundation stepped in to help. I have now had Brody for over a month and not only is he responding but alerting as well. I could not ask for more. When I was at my lowest they stepped in and offered help. Thank you a million times over.

Kristi27

Client Served

Rating: 5

Julie helped me get a Sami monitor for my son who was having 100's of seizures a day. She is a very sweet lady who clearly has a heart to help people.

Epilady

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They helped me get a seizure monitor. It gives me amazing piece of mind and allowed me to sleep for the first time in years.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Julie and the individuals at the Chelsea Hutchison Foundation were so giving and helpful. I have used their help and referred many individuals to them. They have treated everyone with such love and kindness. When all hope is lost they came to my rescue.

Medina R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Update on Chastity Medina we knew she was having lots of Sezures so we was blessed with a Sami cam through The Chelsea Hutchison foundation thank you .We did not know untill the Sami that Chastity was having multiples every night right around the same time odd I don't know but we saw 20 Sezures in 1 night we are traveling 3 hours to University of Miami to see A Nuro .

Logefeil J.

Client Served

Rating: 5

If it wasn't for CHF I wouldn't be able to get the information that I needed to obtain my service dog.
It all started be a simple comment I made to one of CHF posts that was shared on Facebook.
CHF has been amazing to work with, I honestly can't say enough great thing about them.

Christina124

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation is wonderful! As a single mom with a 7 year old daughter that has been battling seizures since birth, the seizure movement monitor is priceless to my daughter's safety and independence. Thank you CHF! What you do is amazing!

Client Served

Rating: 5

My experience with the Chelsea Hutchison foundation started years ago. I turned to them as a resource for information about epilepsy and how it impacts education. They were an excellent resource, providing information on tools to help my son succeed academically. They have provided tools to help, as well as information and support in helping my son get his education.
Recently, my family had the opportunity to participate in Epilepsy Awareness Day in Disney Land. What a life changing experience! We were surrounded by people who made us feel like a part of something. Everyone was warm, wonderful and very kind. We immediately formed friendships that I hope will last a lifetime as a result of that opportunity. I can only say that the Chelsea Hutchison Foundation is truly an organization devoted to helping those with epilepsy to live with dignity. They are there for their families, loved ones and caregivers as well.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Chandelle O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

After finding out about CHF and receiving a life saving monitor for my son I realized how amazing CHF is. They provide piece of mind and support for families in need. They raise awareness of epilepsy and sudep. I have started helping them raise awareness and realize how many people just don't understand epilepsy and how many people do not know about these life saving monitors. Thank you for for all you do, you are amazing behind words.

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

I give the Chelsea Hutchison Foundation a 5+ star. This foundation helps so many families get seizure monitors and seizure response dogs. Julie and Doug are caring generous people that want to do as much as they can to prevent SUDEP and make people aware of SUDEP and epilepsy. They provided my son with a seizure monitor and I can not express how grateful I am. Before we go the monitor I did not sleep in fear my son would have a seizure and I would miss it. I can now get some sleep knowing the alarm will let me know if he has a seizure. The emotional support from the foundation and other families that are part of the foundation is also wonderful. It is nice to have people to talk to , ask questions and get support from that also are affected by epilepsy. I wish I lived closer to Julie and Doug so I was able to volunteer more. I am more than thankful that I found this foundation. Thank you for all you do for the many many families you reach out to!!!! And I don't want to forget the mention how quickly Julie responds to emails or facebook questions and gets monitors out right away after receiving the application.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

1 Edward C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.