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

Rating: 5 stars  

As a business leader in our community, I am often approached to donate time, money and energy to many different charitable organizations. While all are deserving, I have a special place in my heart for Epilepsy Services Foundation. Every year, thanks to the efforts of Tom Orth, Executive Director, ESF is able to send children affected by Epilepsy to a Summer Camp where for 1 week during the entire year, they feel normal. Notice I did not say special, they feel normal. To see the look on a kid’s face that ordinarily has to be treated special being treated as a normal kid, it really is worth every bit of energy and time.

In addition to the camp, ESF also provides scholarships to people affected by Epilepsy to allow them to further their academic progress. They also provide scholarships to those entering into fields that will help those affected by Epilepsy.

While other organizations are truly deserving, I am especially proud to be on the board of ESF. I see first hand the difference a few people can make in the lives of so many.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the kids create lifelong memories at camp.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Recruit more energetic people to help in our cause.

Role:  Board Member & I help raise money and awareness for the cause of those affected by Epilepsy.