Lauren Knepper
Lauren Knepper's Fundraiser

I am participating in a project involving getting out and getting physical this month in support of the Danny Did Foundation. Your gift will help protect kids with Epilepsy!

Please consider supporting our group of 26 friends and family members participating in this project for those suffering with seizures.

$780 towards $1,000

Did you know that 1 in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy at some point in their lifetime? That's so many people affected by this condition!

A message from the 1 in 26 in our group who has epilepsy:
Hi, I'm Lauren! I was diagnosed with epilepsy in November of 2012 after my best friend found me unresponsive in my room having a seizure that wouldn't stop on its own. I spent a week in the ICU at a nearby hospital and went on to start having grand mal seizures 3-5 times a week. I continued to struggle with my seizures all throughout college and was in and out of the hospital often. As the summer before my senior year began to come to an end, I realized that I would be putting myself in an unsafe situation living on campus as I would have a suite-mate but not a roommate that year and most of my seizures occur in my sleep. I did a ton of research but I could not afford any of the seizure detection devices I found. Finally, I saw an icon in the corner of the screen on the website for a bed alarm I thought would be most helpful in keeping me safe. It mentioned that this foundation may be able to help me. I reached out to the Danny Did Foundation and they got it to me within a week. It went on to save my life and I went on to become part of the Danny Did family. I served as a college ambassador, educating college-aged, high school-aged, and middle school-aged individuals about seizures, epilepsy, SUDEP, and the Danny Did Foundation. I moved on to become a member of the Young Professionals Board, volunteering at whatever events I was able to make it to, and I cannot thank the Danny Did Foundation enough for all that they do. Please help me and my friends and family to raise awareness and funds for the Danny Did Foundation to use to save more lives and help make the lives of those living with epilepsy easier and safer!