Movement Monitors for Epilepsy Patients in Need

by Chelsea Hutchison Foundation
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Movement Monitors for Epilepsy Patients in Need
Movement Monitors for Epilepsy Patients in Need
Movement Monitors for Epilepsy Patients in Need

Chelsea’s good work for others with epilepsy is reaching new levels of serving others in closing out our fiscal year 2015!

Chelsea was born September 28, 1992 and brought more joy into our lives than we can express in words. At the age of 11, she began having occasional seizures, until one night, April 19, 2009, at the age of 16, Chelsea died very unexpectedly after having a seizure in her sleep. The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation was created in loving memory of our precious daughter, sister, niece, cousin and friend, Chelsea Alice Hutchison. Chelsea touched many lives and we are amazed at how many people through the foundation she continues to touch even after her passing. Through your generous giving and support of our ongoing work Chelsea’s care for others lives on.

Her generous heart longed to see love and care to come to others.

In her memory The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation is designed to assist people living with Epilepsy. Funds raised by this Foundation provide grants for seizure-response dogs and epilepsy monitors for those in need, educate the public about SUDEP, and provide support to those who have been affected by SUDEP.

The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation exists to raise awareness of SUDEP and use it to grant comfort, hope and positivity to individuals and families living with epilepsy.

In 2015 so far, we have provided 59 life-saving monitors to families and individuals with epilepsy in 2015 – 319 have been provided to date!

We empowered thousands of people with new knowledge about the impact of SUDEP and the importance of learning ways to prevent sudden death.

Yet new opportunities abound. We cannot respond to all needs for trained dogs in the affirmative.

We are building strong new organizational capacity plans through volunteer strategists. We are growing the capacity too of our website to inform and train more in this good cause which saves lives. We are confident we can do more as more and more people engage in this important life-saving cause.

We need your help!

Please join us in this cause which changes and saves lives.

We would not be reaching all of those we are reaching today if it were not for you. Because of your advocacy, time, sharing, care and gifts, no matter the size, we have, and will, continue to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families to raise awareness of SUDEP and use these gifts to grant comfort, hope and positivity to individuals and families living with epilepsy.

On behalf of millions of men, women, and children around the world, who live with epilepsy, and who need our ongoing help through our direct mission, we thank you for your faithful advocacy for this cause and your generous support.

Your year-end gift for 2015 is tax deductible.  

To a great 2016!

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Busy times here at Chelsea Hutchison Foundation.  As we begin November, we are finalizing (10) STOMP Out Epilepsy and SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) Awareness Walks across the country.  You can imagine all of the paperwork that goes along with this and it is a big task for a small volunteer staff.  

We are gearing up for Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland 2015 to which we have awarded 8 famlies with all-expense paid vacations to attend. We will also be providing approx. 25 one day passes for local Californians who live with the stresses of epilepsy to particpate.  Many of these families are single-parent families or one-income because of the care that is needed. 

Thanks to you and others like you, we have just provided our 315th life-saving movement monitor - that is 15 more since our last update in July.  We thank you for your support of this project because without your support and others like you, it would not be possible. We hear amazing stories from our grant recipients.

The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation also provides grants for seizure-response dogs.  To date, we have provided 83.  Our requests for help have grown significantly, we we appreciate those of you who support us. 

We have a few microprojects you may be interested in looking at.

Help McKenlee Get a Seizure-Response Dog

Help Ella Get a Seizure-Response Dog

Help Suzanne Get a Seizure-Response Dog

Help Justin Get a Seizure-Response Dog

Thank you for helping The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation continue with our mission, which is to grant comfort and hope to those affected by epilepsy through providing monitoring resources, vital information, and a safe haven for conversation and community.

Our main goal is to raise awareness of SUDEP and to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families living with epilepsy.  We raise funds to provide education about SUDEP and to provide seizure response dog grants and movement monitors that help to protect against SUDEP.

We stay up-to-date on current trends in medical technology in order to be able to provide the most effective devices as they become available.  We respect the value and quality of life of every person living with epilepsy.

We are dedicated to providing opportunities that allow individuals and families greater independence, increased confidence, ability to enjoy social environments, and community understanding.
Enjoy seeing the faces of some of our most recent recipients.
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Thank you for taking the time to read this update and learn all that The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation has going on.

We are proud to announce that we have now provided over 300 life-saving monitors across the United States.  We've even ventured into Canada and into Australia on a few occasions.  In addition, we just paid our 77th seizure-response dog grant.

The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation grants comfort and hope to those affected by epilepsy through providing monitoring resources, vital information, and a safe haven for conversation and community.  Our main goal is to raise awareness of SUDEP and to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and families living with epilepsy.  We raise funds to provide education about SUDEP and to provide seizure response dog grants and movement monitors that help to protect against SUDEP. We stay up-to-date on current trends in medical technology in order to be able to provide the most effective devices as they become available.  We respet the value and quality of life of every person living with epilepsy/seizures.  We are dedicated to providing opportunities that allow individuals and families greater independence, increased confidence, ability to enjoy social environments, and community understanding.
The 6th Annual STOMP Out Epilepsy and SUDEP Awareness Walk/Run takes place in 9 different locations across the United States in September, 2015.  Organized walks will take place in Colorado, Illinois, Virginia, Missouri (2), Texas, Kansas, California and Arkansas.  The registration site is open!!  Save money by registering before August 15th.  Click here to register, volunter or sponsor this wonderful event now.
Order or bottle - or a collection - of Chelsea's wines.  A portion of each purchase benefits CHF. These make great gifts for that hard-to-buy for person in your life.  While it is always the thought of a gift that counts -why not give a gift with a lot of meaning behind it that they can really enjoy - wine that gives back to your favorite charity - Click here to go to Chelsea's Wines!  Enjoy the labels with just a few of our grant recipient's photos.
Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland Resort is quickly approaching.  The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation is one of the founding co-hosts of this event.  More than 1200 attended the expo last year that took place the day before.  Fifty advocate groups provided information and resources to families from across the US.   It was estimated that 1500 made a purple statement in the Disneyland Park on Epilepsy Awareness Day.  The connections and friendships made last year are life-long!
Once again, CHF will be taking families with us to this event.  We are accepting entry applications through 11:59 PM on July 15, 2015 and we will draw names on July 16, 2015.  If you are interested in entering, please email us at ChelseasWish@aol.com for a form.  For more information, please visit our Facebook Event Page.  If you would like to contribute to this project, please donate at Epilepsy Awareness Day at Disneyland.
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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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As the year comes to a close, we would just like to take a moment and thank you for your support throughout 2014. Your support means so much and helps us accomplish our mission of saving lives of those living with and struggling with seizures.  The need is huge and your support and generosity is instrumental in allowing Chelsea Hutchison Foundation to continue making a difference in the lives of children and adults living with Epilepsy. To date, we have had the privilege of providing over 255 movement monitors across the United States.  We've provided 3 in Canada and even one in Austraila.  

If you are looking to make that end-of-year donation for tax purposes, we would be honored to accept it. 

Respectfully,

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