Epilepsy Awareness

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    1 in 10 people will have a seizure in their lifetime

    1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with Epilepsy

    What is Epilepsy?

    Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes people to have recurrent seizures.  

    A seizure is a disruption of electrical activity in the brain.

    Epilepsy is not contagious or a mental illness.

    Epilepsy is NOT rare 

    There are more than twice as many people with epilepsy in the US as the number of people with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and0 combined.

    About 22,000 to 42,000 people die each year from epilepsy or epilepsy related injuries.