Epilepsy is a medical condition that is characterized by recurrent seizures that result in changes in body movements, awareness, & emotions. More folks die from epilepsy each year than breast cancer & drunk driving accidents combined. Unfortunately, seizures are unpredictable & may occur at any time. Seizures can result in unconsciousness & can be mistaken for disorderly, criminal conduct. Therefore, in an emergency, when you can't speak for yourself, a medical ID bracelet speaks for you.
Funds raised through this project will provide free epilepsy medical ID bracelets to low-income patients with epilepsy in Northwest Florida. These bracelets will alert medical professionals to a patient's condition. If medication is taken for seizures, this information can be noted on an epilepsy medical ID bracelet. A medical ID will give medical professionals a better idea of what kind of seizures a patient typically has, and what treatment may be administered to help stop seizure
The Epilepsy Society of Northwest Florida will provide 200 medical ID bracelets to low-income individuals diagnosed with epilepsy living in Northwest Florida. If and/or when these individuals are in an emergency situation, the medical ID will ensure a prompt diagnosis as well as appropriate medical care. We hope to eliminate medical errors and unnecessary treatments.