Breana's Fundraiser

To find answers for those that have epilepsy.  image

To find answers for those that have epilepsy.

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It was my freshmen year of college 2017 I had found myself in a beautiful friend group that at the time was my second family. We called ourselves Mr. T and the Fools. My friend Brendan was truly our founder. All of us had met him first and he brought us all together. 105 days into my freshmen year of college SUDEP took Brendan's life. Our friend group was never the same without him but forever bonded because of him. His mother Jen Sime became very precious to us. Jen has ran with the Danny Did Foundation every year since Brendan passed. I am honored to be apart of that this year! Ironically when I met Brendan I was training for a marathon. I had asked some of my new friends if they would bike with me during the week to make my runs go by faster. Brendan would meet me at least once a week at 6:30am and bike beside. I know he will definitely be training with me this time. (:

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.