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Seize: The Story


Seize: The Story, learning more about people with epilepsy
SALT LAKE CITY, Sunday, April 7, 2013 – Over 100,00 people in Utah will be diagnosed, or have been diagnosed with epilepsy or seizure disorder. That remarkable statistic remains just a statistic unless we get to know the individuals affected by this condition.
The Epilepsy Association of Utah has plans to do just that: Introduce you to the faces of epilepsy in Utah.
Kicking off on Monday, April 8, 2013 is our new spotlight endeavor entitled Seize: The Story.
“Epilepsy comes in many forms, both as a stand-alone disorder and in umbrella disorders such as Rett Syndrome, Angelman Syndrome, Dravet Syndrome and so many others,” explains Syndi Knowlton, Director of Syndrome Specific Disorders. She continued:” We want to recognize the accomplishments of the thousands of Utahans who succeed in life despite their epilepsy or seizure disorder.”
If you would like to share your story, or the story or someone you love, please email Syndi@epilepsyut.org
Founded in 1973, The Epilepsy Association of Utah is a 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals living with Epilepsy and seizure disorders. 1 in 26 people will develop Epilepsy at some time in their lives leading to over 100,000 people in Utah alone. Epilepsy is the 4th most common neurological disorder in the US after migraine, stroke and Alzheimer’s. The Epilepsy Association of Utah offers a public education program, statewide support groups, personal and professional advocacy, college scholarships, art exhibits, educational conferences, summer camp and more.  Visit http://epilepsyut.org for additional information.
Press Contact:        Lindsey Palmer
Email:                   lindsey@epilepsyut.org
Website:                www.epilepsyut.org

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