Katie Bowen's Fundraiser
We can bring awareness to Epilepsy and SUDEP.
Join me and help make a difference so another family doesn't need to experience losing a family member to SUDEP. Please give today.
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My husband has been battling Epilepsy for over 22 years. In January 2019, we were told my husband was at high risk for SUDEP, as we discovered that his heart and brain stop during a seizure. For 20 seconds, he flat lined. One call was made, and we were introduced to the DANNY DID FOUNDATION. Their generosity provided me with a much needed device that gave me a level of peace while my husband was sleeping. I was alerted when his heart rate dropped, which alerted me to a seizure. Join me in supporting this foundation. Let’s support good in the world and make a difference. Help us for DANNY DID FOUNDATION!
Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for DANNY DID FOUNDATION. I am honored to run for such an amazing organization and what they do to bring awareness to SUDEP.
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.