The Epilepsy Foundation has been doing regular pick ups for us for about five years now. They have always come the day they commit to and the workers doing the pick ups have been really nice overall. We've had a great experience so far. A couple of times, I have called to check and make sure that they were coming that day for a pick up, and they were very nice about it, and the pick up was done that day. We will continue to donate to them!
EFGC help our family learn more about our son's condition and show him that he can live a full life without any fear. Our son has been seizure free for over 3 years now.
Wonderful organization! A great community. Thankful for camp Blackhawk.
This organization is absolutely AMAZING!!! Because of them my daughter who was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 9 has grown into a confident 21 year old senior in college majoring in Social work. She also has recently got her drivers license and first car. Camp Blackhawk, teen groups seminars anything you need are provided at no cost. They are the kindest, most professional non profit group I have ever known!!! Thanks Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago!!
I was diagnosed with Epilepsy 8 years ago as a breadwinning working mother of two children under the age of 3. It ended what was a successful career and landed me back in Chicago where I grew up, dealing with an uphill professional battle I never imagined. The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago worked to help me make professional contacts that changed the outlook for me, all while making sure I knew I had their support with my health as well. I was introduced to what is now my boss and employer thanks to EFGC and I will soon be running the Chicago marathon to raise as much as possible to show my appreciation. I can never thank the team enough!
The foundation has been there for my family, as my daughter was diagnosed at age 7 with epilepsy. They have been there to help get her help at school, have meetings for parents for support, have fun trips for the kids and the camp for my daughter, which i never thought i would be able to send her anywhere without me. They are definitely wonderful in all they do for everyone!
The EFGC has made such a positive impact on my family. From helpful web resources, to informative workshops for educators and caregivers, to knowledgable and helpful staff members, EFGC is the best!
The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago has been a great resource for our family and offers amazing services and events.
My first Nuerologist I talked to about my seizures told me to live with it without a diagnosis. Still not sure about that being a diagnosis I called the epilepsy foundation and the director picked up the phone and most importantly LISTENED to my story and agreed it wasn't a diagnosis. She gave me a list of hospitals with specialized care in treating epilepsy. I am currently under the care of a great Nuerologist and working on a plan to help take care of me! All this happened because the foundation listened and helped with a solution. I don't want to think where I would be without them!
My son attended Camp Blackhawk which was amazing for him, and all other kids with epilepsy! This foundation offers so many support activities for both children and their families.
I have been involved with the Epilepsy Foundation for 7 years. The first year I was a client who was discriminated from a previous employer, and was eventually terminated. I was then introduced to the Epilepsy Foundation from my Neurologist who suggested that they could possibly help me out. The Staff at the Epilepsy Foundation was very understanding and very helpful with my situation. They have guided me through some very tough situations in pursuing my litigation with my previous employer, and with there assistance, guidance, and support for a year I finally won my litigation. I would also like to extend a big Thank You to the Staff and especially Client Services ( Mary Jo, and Meredith) for all your support and understanding.