Diane's Marathon Swim for the Danny Did Foundation.  Your donation will help protect kids with Epilepsy. image

Diane's Marathon Swim for the Danny Did Foundation. Your donation will help protect kids with Epilepsy.

​Making waves to help children with epilepsy and to prevent SUDEP.

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Making waves to help children with epilepsy and to prevent SUDEP
Dear Friends & Family,
I am swimming a marathon (a mile a day) in support of the Danny Did Foundation. Please consider supporting my swim to prevent deaths from seizures.
I am proud to be a board member and supporter of the Danny Did Foundation. Founded by Chicago parents Mike and Mariann Stanton in 2010 after the sudden unexpected death caused by an epileptic seizure (SUDEP) of their four-year-old son Danny.
I raised my own two daughters in the Chicago Edgebrook neighborhood within blocks of the Stantons. Shortly after Danny died I saw banners up in our local stores that read We Love You Danny. How devastating and heartbreaking for the Stanton family and our community. As a parent one can’t imagine the loss.
After Danny’s death, the family made it their mission to find seizure detection devices to prevent this from happening to other families. Eleven years later the Danny Did Foundation continues to do just that by giving grants to families in need so they can purchase seizure detection devices. Devices that can save lives.
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.
Event Date: Aug 20-Sept 20.

Thank you, Diane

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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.