Seizures happen – to family members, friends and neighbors. Seizures affect military veterans, senior citizens, infants and extraordinary teenage girls like Lily Giroux and Grace Penwell. It’s now estimated that 1 in 26 people will develop epilepsy, and one-third of those people cannot gain control of their seizures. The silence surrounding the disease is extensive.
Since our daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of two, we’ve come to realize three things: this is a very common disorder; there are incredible scientific discoveries happening in our own backyard; and we can all do something to find new treatments and cures.
That’s the purpose of Lily’s Fund for Epilepsy Research — to support and celebrate cutting-edge research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison that will help people who live with epilepsy.
Lily’s Fund for Epilepsy Research at the UW Foundation supports life-changing epilepsy research at our world class university. Right here. Forever.