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Erick Gordon

Erick is the inspiration behind S.A.F.E., read his amazing story here.

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South Carolina Advocates For Epilepsy devotes its energy to passionately advocating for members of the epilepsy community.


Vital components to improving the quality of life for all epilepsy patients include our commitment to raising the level of awareness in our state, removing the stigma often associated with seizures and epilepsy, teaching seizure first-aid throughout our communities and providing educational opportunities and social activities to all our members.

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Be sure to visit our new page, Warrior Spotlight, to learn more about Maddy Samuel's epilepsy journey, her efforts to raise awareness and her desire to not let epilepsy keep her from going after her goals in life!


​If you are interested in sharing your own story, please email Karen@scepilepsy.org - we would like to feature a new story each month!

(843) 991-7144              karen@scepilepsy.org

SAFE is based out of Charleston, which is home to our largest and longest standing chapter.  Our goal is to re-activate chapters within the state after having to temporarily cease meetings/activities in several areas.

Very informative webinar discussing a new medication option!

Cenobamate: A New Treatment Option for Partial-Onset (Focal) Seizures

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Zoom meeting

REGISTER: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_NCa9Bu_wRnyK4MOHa_hXiA

Approximately 30% of epilepsy patients have epilepsy that is considered refractory, or resistant to current treatment options. Therefore, it is critical that new and improved anti-epileptic drugs be developed.  Cenobamate (XCOPRI®) is an FDA-approved drug made available to patients in 2020 and is approved for the treatment of partial-onset (also referred to as “focal”) seizures. In this webinar, you will learn what is known about how cenobamate reduces seizure activity, and why it is a safe and effective treatment of partial seizures. You will also learn about the potential side effects that patients and caregivers should be aware of when considering this treatment option. 

This webinar is free to attend. Viewers can ask questions during the live Q&A or submit questions in advance via research@cureepilepsy.org. 

About the Speaker
This webinar is presented by Dr. Michael Sperling, the Baldwin Keyes Professor of Neurology and Vice Chairman for Clinical Affairs in the Department of Neurology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. He is the Director of the Jefferson Comprehensive Epilepsy Center and the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. His primary research interests include surgical treatment of epilepsy, mortality in epilepsy, epilepsy genetics, and clinical neurophysiology.

The information contained herein is provided for general information only and does not offer medical advice or recommendations. Individuals should not rely on this information as a substitute for consultations with qualified health care professionals who are familiar with individual medical conditions and needs. CURE strongly recommends that care and treatment decisions related to epilepsy and any other medical condition be made in consultation with a patient’s physician or other qualified health care professionals who are familiar with the individual’s specific health situation.This webinar is supported with funding from SK Life Science
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​​Help us

STRIKE OUT EPILEPSY!


We are excited to announce SAFE's first

softball tournament! 

Registration will begin February 1, so start working on putting your team together. Max = 12 players. 

Check back here for more information on February 1.


Corporate and local sponsorship opportunities

are available.

 Email Karen@scepilepsy.org for more information.


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.

Need prescription assistance?

Be sure to visit our resources page! 

Epilepsy Patients - Fear Us Not


2016 Epilepsy Awareness Month video


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!

 Office hours: Tuesday through Thursday

 9am to 3pm. 

Voice mails and emails will be returned during normal work days/hours.

Take the right steps in preventing and helping Adults in a time of need. This will give you tips, on how to be SAFE.

Want to see the South Carolina Stingrays in action - wearing our special purple, epilepsy awareness jerseys? 


Worn on December 12, 2015 at Hockey Heroes For Epilepsy - they look awesome!


Check out this video!  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sRqvIt889M​

Epilepsy - A Personal Perspective

2015 awareness video 

erick's story

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.