Join one of our favorite fundraisers on Epilepsy Awareness Day and one-of-a-kind Epilepsy Expo that happens each November. Your gifts will send families dealing with the constant stress of epilepsy to Disneyland. This is a critical break for these families, who are all exhausted financially and emotionally. Remember, it is not uncommon for a family to see a love one seized 50-100 times a day, every day.
This project, fondly called Chelsea’s Wish, brings families from across the United States to Epilepsy Awareness Day and Expo at Disneyland each November. Many families dealing with the stresses of epilepsy/seizures are exhausted, both emotionally and financially. Many are single-parent or one-income families because of the care needed. Add high medical costs, the care and equipments that can go along with and unstable individual, the burden is high. They deserve a break!!! CHF grants comfort and hope! We can only do this with your donation.
Community is incredibly important when you are faced with the challenges of caring for a loved one with seizures, or are experiencing them yourself. To date, this Foundation has sent (102) families to participate (half of which are single parent families). This is a once-in-a-lifetime trip for them and opened their world to an amazing community who continues to provide support to them.
Seizures can strike anytime, announced or unannounced. Imagine the stress of always wondering what is around the corner. Seizures can be deadly – this Foundation was created in memory of a beautiful 16-year girl who lost her life to a seizure one night in her sleep. The stress is overwhelming and, unless you live with or love someone who suffers with seizures, it is hard to explain those struggles. This project brings a little ray of sunshine to families in need.