Seizure-Response Dogs for those with Epilepsy

 
$14,855
$15,145
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Epilepsy will affect 1 in 26 Americans at some point in their lives, and an estimated one-third of epilepsy-related deaths in children are due to SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy). With awareness, preventative measures can be taken. Help The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation provide grants for trained seizure response dogs, allowing children with epilepsy and their families the comfort of knowing their health will be monitored at all times, and the possibility of preventing SUDEP.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) is thought to cause over one third of deaths in children diagnosed with epilepsy. Despite being so common, most families, friends and teachers are not aware of the very real possibility of death for individuals living with epilepsy; thus, simple preventative measures are not taken. Due to the prevalence of epilepsy in the United States, the potential for SUDEP coupled with insufficient knowledge about its prevention affects us all.

How will this project solve this problem?

Providing grants for seizure response dogs for individuals living with epilepsy can help to prevent SUDEP. The dogs can: alert others and summon help in the event of a seizure, secure a safe space for the individual suffering a seizure, rouse an unconscious individual, and carry vital information and medicine. These dogs will even often alert the individual, family members, and/or teachers before the onset of a seizure, allowing them to quickly respond to potentially life-threatening situations.

Potential Long Term Impact

This particular project will provide seizure-response dogs for up to 12 people living with epilepsy, greatly increasing their chances of surviving life-threatening episodes that may arise. This project will also raise awareness about SUDEP to encourage further support of individuals living with epilepsy, their families, and their communities.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $14,855
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $15,145
Total Funding Goal: $30,000

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Organization

Project Leader

Julie Hutchison

Littleton, CO United States

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Map of Seizure-Response Dogs for those with Epilepsy
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