• Changing lives one seizure response dog at a time

  • The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation serves individuals, families and communities affected by epilepsy by raising Awareness of the common yet little-known condition SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy), by providing support and equipment for prevention of this occurrence, and by creating a safe space and raising awareness within the greater community.

    Mission Statement

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

    3. We raise funds to provide education about SUDEP and to provide seizure response dog grants and movement monitors that help to protect against SUDEP.

    4. 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.

    5. We respect the value and quality of life of every person living with epilepsy.

    6. We are dedicated to providing opportunities that allow individuals and families greater independence, increased confidence, ability to enjoy social environments, and community understanding.

    Julie Hutchison Voted Most Remarkable Woman of Denver 2020

    When Doug and Julie lost Chelsea to SUDEP, they turned their unthinkable pain into a mission,  and the Chelsea Hutchison Foundation was born. As parents fueled by grief, they began providing much needed support and education to other parents who were going through the same Epilepsy diagnosis.  They have made it their mission to provide education, resources, and actual tangible ways to save children. They have also provided a community where parents and kids can connect with others going the same experiences.

    This year our very own Julie Hutchison was voted as Most Remarkable Woman in Denver for her work as an advocate for families affected by Epilepsy.  Where she may not think of herself this way,  those in her community do.  Congratulations Julie, you are our Most Remarkable Woman every day!

    Fall is fun with CHF. We host a walk/run each year to raise funds and bring awareness. Funds raised through our Nationwide STOMP event provides funding for fully-trained seizure-response dogs, life-saving movement monitors for those in need and grants for Wish trips to Epilepsy Awareness Educational Expo and Day at Disneyland. These expo days provide much needed support and information for families affected by Epilepsy.

    Every spring, you have the opportunity to make a real and tangible difference in the lives of those who suffer from seizures and Epilepsy. These lively events always promise to be fun-filled with tantalizing entertainment, delicious dinners, wonderful friends and unique auctions. Every year it is different and every time we are honored by our generous donors and attendees.

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    Read the stories & see how CHF directly affected the lives of many individuals and their families. Through seizure response dogs, movement monitors weighted, weighted blankets or a chance of a life time at Disney The Chelsea Hutchison Foundation has been able to achieve great things!