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...
May 11, 2015

An Update from The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation

We are happy to announce that The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation (CHF) will once again be granting trips to Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland 2015 to individuals and families who struggle with epilepsy/seizures - or who have been affected by the loss of an immediate family member to SUDEP or another epilepsy related cause. We are currently accepting nominations and the full information can be seen by clicking here.  The drawing will take place on July 16, 2015.

We've provided a link to a short video that shows you the faces of the 10 families CHF hosted in 2014.  This was a life-changing experience for these families and you will see the thrill on their faces.  You can play a part in bringing more famlies to this amazing event by supporting this ongoing project. Disney Trip Winners

We would also like to share our mission video with you.  This briefly explains what motivates CHF to make a difference in the lives of those we serve.  CHF Mission Statement Video

Thank you for your time and understanding the importance of this wonderful project!

Respectfully,

Apr 3, 2015

Update from The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation

Jenny and Maya
Jenny and Maya

We are proud to state that The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation (CHF) has recently paid our 69th grant for seizure-response dogs.  It is because of people like you who make this possible.  It is so amazing to watch these teams matched up and begin their journey together.

In addition, CHF provides life-saving movement monitors for those who struggle with seizures - particularly at night.  We feel strongly that if we had known to be concerned and had a monitor in place, our sweet Chelsea might still be with us. We have provided over 275 monitors across the US to date, 3 in Canada and even one in Australia.

We have several individual microprojects on GlobalGiving in an attempt to fulfill our grant requests.  You might find  interesting to read about some of the individuals who are affected and what having a furry companion means to them.

Seizure-Response Dog for Kyler

Seizure-Response Dog for Taylor

Seizure-Response Dog for Sammy

Seizure-Response Dog for Thomas

Seizure-Response Dog for Jon

Seizure-Response Dog for Oliver

Seizure-Response Dog for Brynn and Brett

Seizure-Response Dog for Nicole

On May 2nd, CHF will hold its 6th Annual Gala. This year's theme is "Comedy for Canines".  If you are in the area and wish to attend, we would welcome you with opened arms.  For more information, go to Comedy For Canines.

Save the Date for STOMP Out Epilepsy and SUDEP.  This is a National awareness walk that will take place in at least 10 cities across the United States in September.  More information will follow.

Here are a few photos of our most recent teams.  We hope you enjoy.

Thank you again for your support!  You are truly changing the lives of those who struggle with seizures!

Damien and Akuna
Damien and Akuna
Kyler and Copper
Kyler and Copper
Apr 3, 2015

An Update from The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation

Recent Monitor Recipients
Recent Monitor Recipients

We are proud to state that The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation (CHF) has now provided 277 life-saving monitors across the United States.  We've even had the privilege of providing 3 in Canada and even one in Australia. It is because of people like you who make this possible.  We feel strongly that if we had known to be concerned and had a monitor in place, our sweet Chelsea might still be with us.  

In addition, CHF just provided our 69th seizure-response dog grant. It is so amazing to watch these teams matched up and begin their journey together.

We have several individual microprojects on GlobalGiving to fulfill our seizure-response dog grant requests.  You might find  interesting to read about some of the individuals who are affected and what having a furry companion means to them.

Seizure-Response Dog for Kyler

Seizure-Response Dog for Taylor

Seizure-Response Dog for Sammy

Seizure-Response Dog for Thomas

Seizure-Response Dog for Jon

Seizure-Response Dog for Oliver

Seizure-Response Dog for Brynn and Brett

Seizure-Response Dog for Nicole

On May 2nd, CHF will hold its 6th Annual Gala. This year's theme is "Comedy for Canines".  If you are in the area and wish to attend, we would welcome you with opened arms.  For more information, go to Comedy for Canines.

Save the Date for STOMP Out Epilepsy and SUDEP.  This is a National awareness walk that will take place in at least 10 cities across the United States in September.  More information will follow.

Here are a few photos of our most recent monitor recipients.  We hope you enjoy.

Thank you again for your support!  You are truly changing the lives of those who struggle with seizures!



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