My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Epilepsy Services Foundation, Inc., Tampa, FL, USA
My employer is a large law firm who has sponsored ESF for years with their various fundraisers. I became involved in volunteering with ESF five or six years ago for their annual Hyde Park Music Series event as well as their Hare Race Experience in Tampa. At each event I would always meet someone who shared their story of having epilepsy and the significant help they received from ESF and how it change their lives. I do not suffer from the disease but felt compelled to continue volunteering and helping with this great cause. As fate would have it my husband and I changed churches four years ago and we began attending Sunday service at the James A. Haley Veteran Hospital and there was Tom (ESF Executive Director) and his wife, Carole. We see Tom on a weekly basis and speak about the ongoing good results that occur for this foundation. Tom's demeanor and personality shines in his perseverance and dedication to this cause. I can only hope that he will continue to receive the resources needed to help so many who suffer from this dreaded illness. I recently attended a scholarship reception for several ESF students who will continue to work in the health field looking for a cure for Epilepsy. One particular family touched my heart where both brother and sister were diagnosed with epilepsy in their teen years and are now faced with the loss of privileges most teens take for granted, i.e., a driver's license, etc. I am blessed with good health . . . . they should be too. Any assistance for ESF is always greatly appreciated.