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AngelaBrooks

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Review for Epilepsy Services Foundation, Inc., Tampa, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

A great non-profit starts with a great leader and Tom Orth, Executive Director is one of the best. Within the short time that I've been on the Board, ESF has jumped leaps and bounds in fundraising and awareness. This could not be done without the dedication of our volunteers, Board members and Tom Orth. The future of ESF is bright and I am grateful to be a part of it!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member

Review for Epilepsy Services Foundation, Inc., Tampa, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My connection to Epilepsy Services Foundation (ESF) began when I was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 5 and was told that I would have to take medication for the rest of my life. I had a mild form of seizures called absence seizures which made me "blank out" or lose consciousness for a few seconds. The seizures were more socially disturbing during my childhood than anything, but I was blessed to have outgrown them by the time I reached my teen years. Before meeting Executive Director of ESF, Tom Orth, I was very skeptical about charitable organizations. Since then, however, I've experienced ESF's dedication to serving those with epilepsy first hand. I started with ESF by volunteering at its annual Live Music Series in 2010 and working a concession stand at a Tampa Bay Buc's football game to raise money. I also participated its H.O.P.E. Training (Helping Other People with Epilepsy) where I learned so much more about the disorder. ESF and Tom Orth gave me hope that there are organizations out that there truly care about serving the community.

Role:  Board Member & I helped raise money to send children to ESF's Camp Boggy Creek.