Chelsea Hutchison Foundation

The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation is a Colorado non-profit corporation formed by Julie and Doug Hutchison to provide help to individuals, particularly children and young adults, who have epilepsy. The main focus is to raise funds to provide grants for trained seizure-response dogs Emfit movement monitors. Seizure response dogs can help detect when someone may be having a seizure and provide warnings and/or respond after a seizure by calling 911, getting help or breaking a fall. The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation is named for Julie and Doug's beloved daughter, Chelsea, who died in her sleep during a seizure in April of 2009. SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy) was the cause of her de...
Jun 17, 2014

Update on Brooke and her Seizure-Response Dog

Brooke
Brooke

Thank you for contributing to this project.  Brooke is anxiously awaiting to meet her seizure-response dog match, which will take place in October.  Brooke will attend training camp and be introduced to her new companion.  Her family is very anxious for this to come full circle.  A grant has been paid to the trainer by The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation due partly to your generous support.  We can't thank you enough!!  You are changing lives by donating to this project!

Please feel free to visit our other projects.  We have many we are raising funds for at this time.  Here are a few of our other similar projects.

https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/seizure-response-dog-for-damien/

https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/seizure-response-dog-for-katie/

https://www.globalgiving.org/microprojects/seizure-response-dog-for-nicole/

In addition, CHF is committed to sending 10 families to participate in Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland Resort on November 6, 2014.  Last year we were priviledged to send (2) families who may not otherwise have ever had the opportunity to show their children Disneyland.  The day was life-changing for those families and as a result, has surrounded with them a wonderful community of support.  The stress seizures and epilepsy bring to familes is overwhelming so this is just one way CHF is granting comfort and hope to those who struggle on a daily basis with seizures.  Here is a link to that project if you are interested in knowing more.  

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/epilepsy-awareness-day-at-disneyland-resort

Save the Date!  STOMP! Out Epilepsy and SUDEP (formerly Chelsea's Epilepsy Walk for SUDEP Awareness) will take place in September 2014.  Organized walks will take place in Colorado, Virginia, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas andTexas. Website will be up and running by the end of June.  If you aren't near one of our organized walks, you can register as a virtual walker and receive a walk t-shirt to show your support.  Visit www.ChelseasSTOMP.org after July 1st.

Jun 2, 2014

Update from The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation

SmartWatch Recipient
SmartWatch Recipient

Here is an update for this project.  We can’t thank you enough for continuing to contribute as many of you do.   The stories we receive from those we’ve helped will warm your heart.  Because of you and others like you, we are able to get the help directly into the hands of those who need it.

You sponsored me with the EMFIT Monitor and it has been a true blessing. We had a baby monitor before but it never gave me the security I needed in knowing that she was OK or that the little sounds she would make were only snores and not a seizure. We have just recently started using it and I fill at peace already. We tested it and tested it and retested it just to make sure that even the lightest touch would be detected.  I feel very secure with this device. You will never know how much you helped me and our family with your gift..the gift of peace..and you could almost consider it a gift of life, because now my daughter can live through a normal sleep and I can have a normal life of sleep. 

Comedy for Canines took place on May 2, 2014.  This is one of our two large annuual events.  Comedy for Canines was our 5th Annual Spring Gala and the feedback was spectacular.  We plan to continue this event as many felt this was the perfect mix.  Everyone ended their evening with hysterical entertainment.   We had three remarkable individuals and their families talk about the difference their seizure-response dog has made in their lives.  There wasn’t a dry eye in the place.  One amazing woman by the name of Diana stated to our crowd that not only does her seizure-response dog alert and respond to her seizures, but just a few days prior had summoned emergency help when she suffered a heart attack.  She was alone that evening – her husband was traveling.  Roxy realized what was going on and sounded the alarm and in minutes, emergency help arrived.  Diana felt, without a doubt, that Roxy had saved her life that evening. 

CHF just paid its 62nd grant for a seizure-response dog and has now provided 212 life-saving movement monitors across the US.  Having lost Chelsea to a seizure through the night, we are determined to make sure everyone who needs our help receives it. 

Watch for STOMP! Out Epilepsy and SUDEP Awareness Walk which will take place in several locations across the United States in September.  This is also the 5th Annual Awareness Walk – formerly called Chelsea’s Epilepsy Walk for SUDEP Awareness.  Known locations at this time are Colorado, Missouri, California, Virginia, Texas, Kansas and Illinois.  We would love you to join us at one of these walks if you are nearby.  If not, we will be posting virtual walking and team opportunities!! 

Comedy for Canines
Comedy for Canines
STOMP
STOMP

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Jun 2, 2014

Update from The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation

Diana and Roxy
Diana and Roxy

Here is an update for this project.  We can’t thank you enough for continuing to support and contribute as many of you do.   The stories we receive from those we’ve helped will warm your heart.  Because of you and others like you, we are able to get the help directly into the hands of those who need it.

CHF just paid its 62nd grant for a seizure-response dog and has now provided 212 life-saving movement monitors across the US.  Having lost Chelsea to a seizure through the night, we are determined to make sure everyone who needs our help receives it. 

Comedy for Canines took place on May 2, 2014.  This is one of our two large annual events.  Comedy for Canines was our 5th Annual Spring Gala and the feedback was spectacular.  We plan to continue this event as many felt this was the perfect mix.  Everyone ended their evening with hysterical entertainment.   We had three remarkable individuals and their families talk about the difference their seizure-response dog has made in their lives.  There wasn’t a dry eye in the place.  One amazing woman by the name of Diana stated to our crowd that not only does her seizure-response dog alert and respond to her seizures, but just a few days prior had summoned emergency help when she suffered a heart attack.  She was alone that evening – her husband was traveling.  Roxy realized what was going on and sounded an alarm and in minutes, emergency help arrived.  Diana felt, without a doubt, that Roxy had saved her life that evening. 

Watch for STOMP! Out Epilepsy and SUDEP Awareness Walk which will take place in several locations across the United States this September.  This is also the 5th Annual Awareness Walk – formerly called Chelsea’s Epilepsy Walk for SUDEP Awareness.  Known locations at this time are Colorado, Missouri, California, Virginia, Texas, Kansas and Illinois.  We would love you to join us at one of these walks if you are nearby.  If not, we will be posting virtual walking and team opportunities!! 

Comedy for Canines
Comedy for Canines
Comedy for Canines
Comedy for Canines
STOMP
STOMP
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