Erick is the inspiration behind S.A.F.E., read his amazing story here.
Watch this video about epilepsy, produced by SC ETV. Members of SAFE are featured and their stories are shared!
Thank you to everyone that helped make
this video a huge success!
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No child wants to experience a seizure nor does any adult want to see an innocent child suffer through a seizure. Read through our tips on how to help and protect children in times of need.
We currently have five chapters in the state, with more starting in the future. View which is closest to you and learn more information about their meetings and events.
South Carolina Advocates For Epilepsy has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the members of the epilepsy community. Raising the level of awareness in South Carolina, removing the stigma often associated with seizures and epilepsy, and teaching seizure first-aid are vital to improving the quality of life for all patients diagnosed with epilepsy.
Erick Gordon, SAFE representative, helps present a donation of 110 caps to the MUSC Neurophysiology department. The caps are used for patients scheduled for both inpatient and outpatient EEG's.
Be sure to check out this video of Ciara. She has been diagnosed with Epilepsy and Type 1 Diabetes. Thank you to Kids Wish Network and the University of South Carolina for making her wish come true!
Here is the video the Gamecocks put together about Ciara's friendship with A.J. Cann and other Gamecock athletes.
We have a survey opportunity for caregivers of people living with epilepsy. Caregivers play an important role in caring for people living with epilepsy.
The purpose of this survey is to learn more about the experience of caregiving and help identify the needs of the epilepsy community. By completing this survey, you can help us learn important information that will be used to improve services and resources for caregivers of people with epilepsy.
The survey should take less than 30 minutes to complete. You may take breaks if needed. We will not ask for your personal information in the survey. All your survey answers will be confidential.
Please use the link below to begin your survey.
Thank you in advance for your participation!
Sandra L. Helmers MD, MPH
Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine
P.S. When you start the survey, write down your "Unique Survey ID." This number will be needed if you leave the survey before finishing and come back later to complete it.
Take the right steps in preventing and helping Adults in a time of need. This will give you tips, on how to be SAFE.
Be sure to check out Part 1 of an article on epilepsy in the April edition of American Journal of Nursing. Part 2 will be published in June. http://journals.lww.com/ajnonline/Fulltext/2015/05000/CE___Epilepsy_Update,_Part_1___Refining_Our.22.aspx
Link to a podcast to go along with the article - contains great info about epilepsy with emphasis on South Carolina:
Also, the artwork on the cover of this month's edition was also done by an epilepsy patient - be sure to read about her inspiration in painting this particular piece!