The Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization leading the fight to stop seizures, find a cure and overcome the challenges created by epilepsy. 

We direct information, resources and support toward the over 140,000 Northern Californians living with epilepsy. 

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Will's Story
My epilepsy story contains two very different neurological events. I was born in 1975 with a defect in my lef...
Melissa's Story
My name is Melissa. The day before my first day of high school, I had stayed up all night for an AP English cl...
Russell's Story
Dear Health Care Professional,

The care and information you provide people with epilepsy is criti...
todd's Story
My name is Todd Teragawa. On November 6th, 2014 my brother Lonnie died of a grand mall seizure too young at t...
Aly 's Story
In March 2012 Aly was playing at school and fell off the Monkey Bars and hit her head and broke her arm. We to...
Angelica's Story
When I was 9 years old I had my first seizure. I was sleeping when my younger sister saw me starting to shake ...
Jodi's Story
Who is Nikolas Ortiz?

Nikolas Ortiz was born in October of 2003. Nikolas is a fun, loving, thou...
Spencer's Story
Our son Spencer was born in 2008 as a full term healthy bundle of joy weighing in at 9 pounds 2 ounces. Everyt...
Chelsea's Story
My name is Chelsea. I'm 23 years old & a full time worker at a nursing home. I was born with epilepsy & diagno...
Meredith 's Story
My name is Meredith, I'm 27 living in SF working in retail ecommerce. I was diagnosed at the age of 5 with epi...
chelsea's Story
Hi my name is chelsea loh iam 30yrs old i started having seziures at 19 yrs old my experience me having 3 gran...
Renee's Story
All I remember is coming to a green traffic light and then, all of a sudden, the next thing I know, I don't co...
Emily's Story
I went through epilepsy from the time I was 8 until 17. After trying every type of seizure medicine, doing man...
Van's Story
Q: Tell us a bit about yourself and your epilepsy.
A: I had my first seizure in Vietnam when I w...
Shaun's Story
There is hope. I lived without it for two decades until an unforseen turn of events gave me the chance to mayb...
Nicole's Story
My daughter Sarah was exactly 5 months old when she had her first seizure, thankfully we were in the emergency...
Kathy's Story
My story is about being a survivor. At the age of two I was adopted making no information available of when or...
samantha's Story
Hello, my name is Samantha
i have MAE epilepsy i have had it my whole life i have been to special schoo...
Aaron's Story
I am 25 years old and didn't realize that I have been having different types of seizures for the majority of m...
Amy's Story
My daughter, Madison, began having seizures some time in December 2009, a couple of weeks before her 6th birth...
Stacie's Story
Below is a short story that I wrote several years ago about my experiences to help inspire others in challengi...
Kerry's Story
Taking Control of My Health:

I have had epilepsy from the age of 7. Throughout elementary, high...
Michelle's Story
What started out as outbursts of laughter for Emily ended up being epilepsy. I spoke to the nurse at her doct...
Tami's Story
I never knew much about epilepsy, still really dont. Ryan, my 18 year old son, started having seizures a coup...
Aimee's Story
Our ride on this wild ride called Epilepsy began on February 21st 2004 when our 5 month old son began having s...
Bill's Story
When I was three or four years old, I remember awaking to my parents rushing my sister to the Emergency Room. ...
Carolina's Story
There was never a time when I thought I could be the next one to be affected by epilepsy.   A normal...

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Tools & Resources

When to Seek Referral to Epilepsy Center?

Seizure Action Plan

Childs Guide

Education and DayCare

Learning and School Performance

Day Care

Childrens Storybooks

Click HERE for other helpful forms and resources.

Welcome to Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California
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Epilepsy Stroll
Youth Camps
Spread the Word

Save the Date!
May 21, 2016

See 2014 stroll pictures here!

2015 stroll pictures coming soon!

Coelho Epilepsy
Youth Summer Camp

Date: August 2-7, 2015
Location: CYO Camp
                Occidental, CA
Price: Full tuition is $600

Scholarships Available

2014 Summer Camp Video
2014 Summer Camp Photos

To learn more about the Youth Summer Camp, click here.

Thank You For Your Support!

Our staff & volunteers provide basic epilepsy training including seizure recognition and first aid. Trainings are given in various community settings. Schedule yours today:
  • School Personnel
  • Law Enforcement
  • First Responders
  • Service Providers
  • Companies/Corporations
  • Service Clubs and other venues
Help stamp out the stigma -- knowledge is power!
Want to volunteer to give trainings in your area? 
call (415) 677-4011

2015 Stroll Sponsors
2014 Gala Sponsors
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Thank You Stroll Sponsors!

OLYMPIC - $5,000

MARATHON - $3,500

SPRINTER - $2,500

STROLLER - $1,500

Thank You Gala Sponsors!

Gold - $5000
Remick Family Foundation
Sutter Health CPMC
Sutter Health CPMC

Silver - $3000
Russell Andrews, M.D.
Prakash Arunachalam
Chrisman Family Trust
Falasco Keeney Family
UCSF Epilepsy Center
Edie E. Zusman, M.D.
and Stephen Pratt
Cyberonics            San Francisco VA Medical Center
Impact Capital Partners
Sutter Neuroscience Institute
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals
Pacific Brain and Spine

Benefactor - $1000
Ken Archer
Chau-Chun Chien, M.D., PhD
Charles Wilson, M.D.
& Frances Petrocelli
Nancy & Fred Teichert
Frank and Lesley Yeary

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Support the Cause

Donate your gently used clothing and household items at Savers to support our programs--and receive a tax receipt too!

To schedule,
call 855-336-0212.

Epilepsy Foundation of Northern California

2014 Candlelight Gala

THANK YOU all for attending and supporting our sold out 2014 Candlelight Gala! Your support makes our mission for epilepsy care and cure possible.

2014 Gala Photos