Hurricane Ida Impact on Those Living with Epilepsy
The safety and well-being of those in the epilepsy community who were impacted by the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Ida in both the Gulf region and in the Northeast are a top priority to Epilepsy Alliance America
Though the storm hit over 10 days ago, many people remain displaced or without electricity, and finding essentials such a groceries or gas remain difficult. Rebuilding the communities affected by Hurricane Ida could take months, and many families will face increased financial burdens and other stressors. Of greatest concern is ensuring the essential needs of people with epilepsy are met including continued access to anti-seizure medications.
Epilepsy Alliance America’s member organizations serving the hardest hit areas are Epilepsy Alliance Louisiana and Epilepsy Services New Jersey. Both organizations are actively taking calls to support individuals who are seeking assistance managing their epilepsy during this challenging time.
Both organizations are accepting cash donations and donations of gift cards to help families affected by epilepsy. Please consider making a RESTRICTED gift to Epilepsy Alliance America. Monies raised will be distributed directly to families affected by epilepsy in need.