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Epilepsy Services Foundation, Inc.
June 8, 2011

I first got involved with Epilepsy Services Foundation after I moved to central FL and began looking for a local epilepsy organization. ESF was taking part in their "Be a Cupcake! Buy a Cupcake!" fund raising and awareness campaign and I thought I can do that! When I contacted ESF I also got information on an upcoming local awareness walk and joined the planning committee. Since my son was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2007 I've wanted to be a part of something to spread awareness and to be able to share experiences with others who understand firsthand. I consider myself so lucky to have found ESF and am proud and excited to become more involved.

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the awareness walk for Purple Day. A young mom with a newly diagnosed toddler and I talked near the end of the event. She was overwhelmed and scared and was so happy she had found out about the walk and that she came and saw wasn't alone. It's a great thing, to have been that scared and overwhelmed mom a few years ago and to now be a part of an organization that raises awareness and education and can support someone else as they start this journey.

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MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I baked and recruited others to bake cupcakes and sold them at the local Farmer's Market to promote awareness. I joined the committee to help plan the awareness walk. .