The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   74 reviews

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Location: 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  

The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation sets the standard in non profit. Doug and Julie Hutchison have turned a personal tragedy into thousands of miracles for other families living with Epilepsy and seizure disorders. This organization goes so far above and beyond what is expected, that the benefits cannot be measured. They touch and change lives every single day. The information, connections, assistance and compassion they provide to everyone who reaches out to them for help can only be described as miraculous.

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I've been so fortunate to have known Doug and Julie Hutchison for a number of years. I have watched them grapple with their own grief at having lost their precious Chelsea to SUDEP, and as they found a way to put their grief into action by establishing and building The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation. It is a lifeline to so many, helping to educate others and working with them to find ways to manage their illness. They are changing lives, providing grants for service dogs, monitors and an open forum for information sharing and support. Julie is selfless and CHF is a God-send to so many...

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I have been volunteering with this Foundation since 2010. My son is also a grant recipient for a seizure response service dog. Julie and Doug have done so many wonderful things for the epilepsy community- raising awareness, providing support by grants for seizure monitors and seizure response dogs, and setting up a community where we can be open and supportive of all those affected by epilepsy. I can honestly say, thanks to them, my son is currently alive because of the awareness they are spreading. Love them with all my heart and thankful for all that they do.

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Julie, Doug and CHF have done numerous things for me including being a support system. I am the recipient of a grant for a smart watch. They also helped me to attend the STOMP walk last year in Co.

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I have worked with the Chelsea Hutchison Foundation for over 2 years. Not only am I always amazed at the incredible work that they do in helping families in need of assistance in obtaining dogs and monitors, but the heartfelt manner in which they deal with people gives those affected by Epilepsy so much comfort. I do recommend them to anyone I know.

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I work very closely with Julie of the Chelsea Hutchison Foundation and am blown away over and over again at her ability to be a help to so many people with Epilepsy on so many levels, making monitors and service dogs available to people and providing a space for support. The foundation is personable and definitely deserves more that 5 stars.

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I have had the privilege of working with the Chelsea Hutchison Foundation on more than one occasion to assist with the raising of funds and the spreading of awareness for epilepsy in general, but more specifically for SUDEP in my capacity as the owner of TG Bears.
The foundation does an amazing job of providing grants for seizure response dogs and also seizure monitors to provide a safer environment for children suffering with epilepsy and the dire consequences thereof. I look forward to many more years of cooperation between myself and Julie and Doug of the foundation.

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Amazing charity, spreading not only awareness but a beautiful legacy of love of their daughter, helping people with epilepsy understand and conquer the terrible side effects of the disease

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What Julie and Doug do for others is amazing. Through their grief they set up this foundation determined to help prevent others from experincing the same heartache they did. Thru educating others, helping provide grants for monitors and service dogs, and also a loving supportful ear to anyone who needs it. Words can not describe how I feel about this family

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No words can truly express how wonderful Doug and Julie really are. Thru the terrible loss of their daughter they formed their foundation to provide life saving monitors and grants for service dogs to help try to prevent any parent from going thru the pain and heartache they did. Not only do they do all this for others they are also there to support so many others in every way. They have attended a fundraiser for our son and also came to our home to help surprise our son with his service dog. And of that isn't enough they are always there to leand an ear or shoulder when we need support. Like I said no words can truly say how much they go above and beyond for others

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What an outstanding organization this is! The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation not only provides grants for seizure-response dogs, but also provides awareness, an online forum for people with epilepsy (and caregivers), and seizure-detecting devices, but it also offers a safe place to fall when you need it the most.

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I have never met such a dedicated family going the extra mile everyday to help the legacy of their child live on. The amount of good they have done for other families is truly amazing.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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