Epilepsy and seizures affect more than 360,000 Floridians. Over 84,000 are children.
More than 3 million Americans of all ages have epilepsy. Approximately 200,000 new cases are diagnosed each year.
According to the Department of Veteran Affairs,
more than fifty percent of returning soldiers
from Iraq experienced traumatic brain injury,
which is the leading cause of epilepsy.

Welcome to the Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend

The Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend provides various services to children and adults who have epilepsy and live in Florida. Any resident of Florida who is diagnosed with epilepsy, or is suspected of having epilepsy, and who needs the program’s services can apply to be a client. The services include sponsoring medical care, emergency medicine, case management, and educational community programs.

Epilepsy is a neurological condition characterized by recurrent seizures. Currently, epilepsy and seizures affect more than 360,000 Floridians, of which 84,600 are children. More than 3 million Americans of all ages have epilepsy, and approximately 200,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Ten percent of the American population will experience a seizure in their lifetime and three percent will develop epilepsy by age 75. According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, more than fifty percent of returning soldiers from Iraq experienced traumatic brain injury, which is the leading cause of epilepsy.

Learn About Epilepsy

The Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend presents to community groups, churches, workplaces and civic organizations more 50 times a year. We would love to come share with you.
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Read Our Success Stories

The Epilepsy Association is making a difference to patients and families across the Big Bend. Read our testimonials and call us today to see if we can help you or your loved one.
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Brain Animation of a Seizure

You may have witnessed an epileptic seizure and seen what happens on the outside, but have you ever wondered what's going on inside? View a short video about what the brain experiences in an epileptic seizure.
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