Seizure Monitor Campaign

Meet the kids we are keeping safe

William-150x150

William

Brodie-150x150

Brodie

20140929_104347-150x150
Hannah-2-150x150

Hannah

Charlotte-150x150

Charlotte

20140327_160207-150x150

Jake

Mikayla-150x150

Mikayla

Jacob-photo-150x150

Jacob

Savanna-150x150

Savanna

DannyIsabella-150x150

Danny & Isabella

Max-150x150

Max

Charlotte-150x150

Charlotte

Isabella2-150x150

Isabella

Alex-150x150

Alex

Spencer-150x150

Spencer

Photo-of-Blake-150x150

Blake

dftgijhk-150x150

Imogen

gyjghj-150x150

Stephanie-Louise

Jet-150x150

Jet

Joel-150x150

Joel

Danny-150x150

Danny

Abigail-150x150

Abigail

Jerome-128x150

Jerome

Bree-150x150

Bree

Ekka-150x150

Ella

image-150x150

Evalin

10426243_10153050160286055_5636338033876933023_n-150x150

Billie

abby-150x150

Abby

Chloe-150x150

Chloe

Hannah-150x150

Hannah

Chantel-150x150

Chantel

Izla-142x150

Izla

sdfg-150x150

Madison

Alyssa-150x150

Alyssa

Lachlan-150x150

Lachlan

Grace-150x150

Grace

11-150x150

Gabriel

FullSizeRender-150x150

Jack

Mia-150x150

Mia

Henry-150x150

Henry

IMG_20150118_052350-150x150

Tiffany

DSCF60942-150x150

Jacob

Benjamin-150x150

Benjamin

12000840_10153818863091055_931355980257999352_o-150x150

Leo

IMG_20150904_112208-150x150

Lucy

IMG_1015-150x150

Billy

Malcolm2-150x150

Malcolm

IMG_20160405_110621_01-150x150

Jayda

12-150x150

Braxton

20150709_113124-150x150

Connor

tait-150x150

Tait

20140326_0842541-150x150

Declan

image1

Icasia

image2

Emma

jessica

Jessica

max

Max

Picture11

Lily

emily1

Emily

hettie

Hettie

allegra

Allegra

eliza

Eliza

banjo

Banjo

zoe-1

Zoe

Picture1

Evie

jack15

Jack

taylah

Taylah

Josiah

Josiah

Picture1

Sierra

brodie

Brodie

Picture1

Jordan

Chardt

Chardt

steven

Steven

As a parent, having to hear your own child say “I want to be normal like all the other kids” must be devastating. As a kid to feel like you aren’t ‘normal’ would be an awful burden to bear. Well, you are normal and you are stronger than most.

Life is precious and we have taken it upon ourselves to run a very special campaign for families and their children. Epilepsy is a tough thing to deal with and sometimes medication just isn’t enough, sometimes very expensive equipment is also required. The Epilepsy Centre has made a promise and dedication to purchasing this equipment for families in need, free of charge. We as a community have the extraordinary power to improve the lives of people around us. Whether it be loved ones or strangers, we are all equal and we all deserve to feel looked after.

Our most common gift has been a seizure monitor ($900) which is designed to sound a loud alarm if a seizure occurs during the night. These monitors are manufactured in Finland and are attached to the child’s bed to detect movements similar to seizures, sounding a loud alarm and alerting the family. This device allows parents to sleep in their own bed. In many cases the parents we have met will sleep on the floor next to their child or sleep with their legs wrapped around their child so they can tell when a seizure starts. Can you imagine the constant worry?

These campaigns also include for specialised and custom-made equipment such as Wheelchairs ($4000), Oximeters ($2000), Ice Vests ($200), Safety Helmets ($150) and Life Vests ($150). All of which are simply too expensive for any young family to afford.

We endeavour to assist as many families as possible, especially those who are in desperate need and prioritise this by the seriousness of seizures that children have experienced.  Purchasing equipment for these children will alleviate their parent’s anxiety and lack of sleep but most importantly protect the kids in all aspects of life. Each child can now sleep in their own bed and feel safe and independent which is crucial to their development. With your help, overwhelming generosity and community spirit we have been able to order these gifts and deliver them safely to families across Australia.

62,000 people live with Epilepsy here in South Australia and 8,000 people in the Northern Territory. Epilepsy does not attract Government funding. Your donation will go toward raising funds for children in need and to provide ongoing support for people living with Epilepsy.

All donations over $2 are fully tax deductible.

If you are in need of any Epilepsy equipment please give us a call on 1300 850 081 or email your story to enquiries@epilepsycentre.org.au