"Happy Marathon to our Running Queen!!! You rock & we love you! Love, Hannah & Danny"
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Hi everyone! After months of contemplation and lots of encouragement, I have decided to run my first marathon, and I am so excited to be running with Team Danny Did! The Danny Did Foundation works to raise awareness and prevent deaths caused by Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). Every year, approximately 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with Epilepsy, a quarter of which are children.
Danny's impact and the creation of the Danny Did Foundation are the driving (or running) force for all 26.2 miles. I am so excited to run my first marathon with Team Danny Did, and even more excited to fundraise and raise awareness for an incredible foundation, all in memory of a very special boy. Your support is very much appreciated!
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the finish line!
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.