Upcoming Events
Coelho Epilepsy Youth Summer Camp
Register Now

» See all upcoming events

» See Support Group listings

eNewsletter Signup
Join Our Email List

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
Shaun's Story
There is hope. I lived without it for two decades until an unforseen turn of events gave me the chance to maybe live without the complex partial seizures that had been ruling my life since mid adolescence.

My seizures were intractable. I couldn't take many medications because I was allergic to them. Finally we found one that worked, and I was seizure free for a couple of years. I gained my driver's license and had reasonable freedom in my life...

Until I started having breakthrough seizures. True, they only happened once a month or so instead of ten a day like they were before medication, but my hard-earned freedom went away.

I'm lucky, however.

When my wife was doing some online research for me regarding my rights at work, she followed some links and discovered a procedure developed by a team of doctors in San Francisco. We talked it over with my neurologist and she was enthusiastic about it. To make a long story short, on Tuesday, June 23, 2009, I underwent a selective amygdula-hippocampectomy. They located the spot in my right temporal lobe where my seizures were originating and were able to remove it.

It has now been nearly three years since surgery and I have been seizure free the entire time. I even got my driver's license back.

There is much more to my story, and it continues even to today. To read more about me and my journey, read my journal at:

Thank you, and good luck. Always remember:

There is hope.
Shaun (Fremont, CA)