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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 July 2017, we have provided 102 grants for seizure-response dogs and over 340 life-saving 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

119 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Chelsea Hutchinson foundation has helped many families and children that suffer from seizures in honor of her own daughter. My daughter has dravet syndrome and we have found a lot of support from other families united from this organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

How do you start to explain the amazing experience this non-profit provides? I love the fact that this is a small but passion driven foundation. Every bit of the founders, board and volunteers goes into this work. Not one person takes a salary, every minute, every dollar goes to helping those in need. The community that this group creates is life changing. I do not have a family member that has epilepsy but the education I have received is astounding and knowing each minute worked and each dollar donated is literally going to save a life is priceless! Julie (the founder) is truly an inspiration!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Chelsea Hutchison foundation helped get my adult daughter the desperately needed seizure alert service dog she so badly needed. I cannot thank them enough. They truly help save lives.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization! My daughter has non-stop seizures at night. This organization provided seizure monitors to my daughter so we can monitor her at night. We were also granted a trip to Disneyland for Epilepsy Awareness Day last year. To say that this was life changing is an understatement. These guys are completely amazing.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Celsea Hutchinson Foundation was there for my daughter when she was diagnosed with epilepsy. Desperate to find something to alert us of a seizure... I reached out to them. They responded that night. Were sympathetic to what my daughter and offered the support we were looking for. I'm so thankful for them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I call CHF the 'little engine that could.' They are local to the Denver area, and started out of their place of grief after losing their own daughter to SUDEP. How they could be strong enough to help anyone after losing a child, is beyond me, but they did!
When I found myself terrified that I would lose my son to Epilepsy, it was Julie Hutchison that helped me find the info, Dr.'s, alert monitors, & even a Service Dog Company to help keep my youngest son safe. I truly believe that had it not been for her help, that I would have lost him! It's still a daily battle for him, and I live in constant fear of what could happen, but am ever grateful for the SmartWatch, the trip to EADDL, and the shoulder to lean on when I was at the end of my rope. The Hutchison's are amazing people, and have changed our lives forever. Thank you seems so very inadequate for all they have done!

Stacy29

Client Served

Rating: 5

This foundation assisted my son with an Emfit monitor that alerted us to two seizures that he had that would have likely cost him his life as he was sleeping face down at the time. They also assisted my son with fundraising efforts for a seizure alert service dog. Far beyond their help, they have offered our family genuine love, tenderness and caring keeping in touch with us throughout the years far beyond their gift of help. They have been true treasures in our life in every sense of those words. When things are hard they offer us conditional support, words of encouragement and unconditional understanding when times are rough. They celebrate our joys and acknowledge all that comes along with parenting a child with special needs. The Chelsea Hutchinson Foundation is every ounce an incredible blessing to all the lives and families that they touch.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Sometimes when you feel that all hope is lost, God sends you special people who enter your lives to remind you that you are loved and true help exists. Our son Noah suffered a global brain injury at birth and as a result is unable to sit, walk, talk, crawl or self-feed. We explored obtaining a service dog for him to assist him with mobility, stability and seizure response. Without even batting an eye, Julie was there for us sending us the gift of a grant to help provide Noah with a service dog, and she also gave us an Emfit monitor (something we didn't even know existed until she told us about it). A monitor that could detect if Noah had a seizure in the night so we could get to him right away to give him assistance. Out of of the tremendous great pain of losing her daughter Julie has turned her grief towards helping others in any way that she can. She has been our angel more than once. She is so genuine and has the biggest heart. We love her dearly for all that she has done for our family and countless of other families in the community.

Paula55

Client Served

Rating: 5

Several years ago my daughter, Jordan, was awarded a free trip to Disneyland from the CHF. It was a total surprise and a blessing of a lifetime. Jordan has Dravet Syndrome and has battled seizures her entire life. We are a one income family and I never could have afforded a trip like this on my own having Doug and Julie with us was both helpful and so comforting! God bless and multiply the good work you are doing!

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

Fighting epilepsy every day is hard--watching your child suffer from seizures. The only thing more difficult is watching your children die from a seizures and working hard to do good to others and keeping their legacy ALIVE! Doug and Julie do just that and honor their daughter, Chelsea, by helping other families fighting the same fight they did. So thankful for organizations like The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation!! Here's to the good people in life!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

CHF is incredible! Truly the most giving and caring nonprofit I have ever known. My 6yr old has a seizure response service dog & best friend because of CHF. I cannot begin to express my gratitude for CHF! They are truly a blessing to our family and to so many families I personally know in our Epilepsy community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This foundation is the hardest working most awesome foundation. They may be small but they are mighty determined. Not only by Providing movement monitors, smart watches and seizure response dogs, they work tirelessly to create a whole community that is available for support and comfort. They raise funds to send families to epilepsy awareness day and as a recipient pf this trip we can say it is totally life changing. The familes and friends we made will be for a lifetime.

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Chelsea Hutchinson Foundation has been a blessing in many ways to our family! The fantastic SAMi Motion monitor the provided us with has been life changing for my whole family, not just our daughter Halle. Living in a small town Epilepsy and sudep are basically unheard of. Having a new community to reach out to and have the kind of support for my child and for myself has been amazing. Julie has inspired us to educate people, and do what we ca to give back to those just like us!