Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow

Epilepsy Foundation New England's #lighthewaytoday raises awareness of epilepsy and shines a light on the difficult reality
that epilepsy can be fatal

Each year, more than 1 in 1,000 adults and 1 in 4,500 children with epilepsy die from Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP); the risk increases to 1 in 150 for people whose seizures are poorly controlled. 

Join us. Plan to #lightthewaytoday with us on March 26 by lighting a candle and connecting through social media.

Use hashtag #lightthewaytoday: 

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Follow our Instagram: @epilepsynewengland

Follow our Twitter: @EpilepsyNE

We are committed to:

  • Increasing awareness of SUDEP and the risk of death in epilepsy

  • Providing education on how to reduce the risk of SUDEP

  • Fundraising to support research to save lives

  • Honoring the lives of our loved ones who have passed away

  • Supporting families who have lost a loved one to SUDEP

Together we can make a difference to shed light on epilepsy and sudep, remember those we have lost, and make a brighter tomorrow.

This is how I see the song This Little Light of Mine.
— Rosie Doherty, Advocate for Epilepsy and Autism, and person living with synesthesia,