Fiona Eichten
Fiona Eichten's Fundraiser

I'm honored to be running the 2021 Chicago Marathon in support of the Danny Did Foundation. Your gift will help protect kids with Epilepsy.

Please consider supporting my 26.2 miles for those suffering with seizures and to prevent deaths caused by SUDEP.

$1,846 towards $1,200

I'm excited and honored to be once again running the 2021 Chicago Marathon with Team Danny Did. Those of you who have been loyal supporters over the years know Mike and Mariann Stanton's heartbreaking story of losing their 4 year old son to Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). For those of you that don't please read their story below. Through their grief, Mike and Mariann founded The Danny Did Foundation in their son's honor, to raise awareness and prevent deaths caused by SUDEP.

As always your support is greatly appreciated! Thank you!!

~ Fiona

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.