Kelly Christian Hamilton
Kelly Christian Hamilton's Fundraiser

I am running the 2021 Chicago Marathon in support of the Danny Did Foundation. Your gift will help protect kids with Epilepsy.

Please consider joining me in my fight to help those suffering from seizures.

$1,775 towards $1,500

The time is now! Let’s work together to help those suffering from seizures. I need your help to reach my goal of funding grants for seizure monitors to keep those with seizures safe and give caregivers peace of mind. You can help me by donating to the Danny Did Foundation.
I run in honor of all those that live everyday with seizures. I run especially for my daughter, Clare, who was diagnosed with at seizure disorder at age 4. She is seizure free now, but we know what it’s like to feel utterly helpless watching your child experience a seizure. I run for a very special friend, Elizabeth, who fights seizures everyday. She does this with grace and perseverance. I run in memory of those who were lost too soon to sudden unexplained death in epilepsy. I run to spread awareness and educate my community about seizures and seizure first aid.
This fall will be my 6th consecutive year as part of Team Danny Did. I really want to change lives with my commitment to run 26.2 miles. Please join me in supporting the team and changing the lives of those suffering from seizures.

Peace

Kelly




About Danny Did Foundation

Founded by Chicago parents Mike and Mariann Stanton in 2010 after the sudden death of their four-year-old son Danny, the Danny Did Foundation’s primary mission is to prevent deaths caused by seizures. The Foundation advances public awareness of epilepsy and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), strives to improve communication about SUDEP between medical professionals and families affected by seizures, and advocates for the mainstream acceptance and use of seizure detection and prediction devices that may assist in preventing seizure-related deaths.

Epilepsy affects 3.4 million people in the United States and 65 million people worldwide. One in 26 Americans will develop epilepsy during their lifetime. But what few people understand, including many people with epilepsy, is that seizures can be fatal. More people die as a result of seizures than from fires and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) combined. In addition to deaths caused by drowning, other accidents, and status epilepticus (prolonged seizures),thousands of deaths occur annually from SUDEP, a fact that is little known and too rarely addressed by medical professionals and in public discussions of epilepsy.

The Danny Did Foundation takes it's name from the last line of Danny Stanton’s obituary, written by his dad: “Please go and enjoy your life. Danny did.” We celebrate Danny’s spirit in every child and family we reach.