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.

The Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend (EABB) serves in the critical role of a medical safety-net provider through the financing of specialized treatment for epilepsy for individuals without health insurance and/or the financial means needed to properly treat his or her seizure disorder. We provide a program that improves access to health care services for citizens living with epilepsy resulting in improved seizure control. Our services include sponsoring medical care, purchasing a one-time supply of emergency medicine, case management, and educational community programs.  

More than 3 million Americans of all ages have epilepsy, and approximately 200,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Currently, epilepsy and seizures affect more than 360,000 Floridians, including at least 10,000 in Florida’s Big Bend area. 

Please consider making a gift so that EABB we can continue to provide free programs and services to those affected by epilepsy. 100% of clients require financial assistance to meet the cost of their medical care. Your donations provide direct human services and are used only on clients in the Big Bend. We appreciate and wisely use all gifts – no matter how big or small.

Vine & Dine 2017

 The Epilepsy Association of the Big Bend (EABB) is coordinating an awareness event on November 16, 2017 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. called Vine and Dine. This ticketed fundraiser will be held at Esposito Garden Center’s private, breathtaking garden event space. Guests will be treated to a private acoustic performance by singer/songwriter Eric Durrance of Tobacco Road Band and will experience a spectacular night under the stars. Purchase tickets online by clicking here.

Free Medical Alert Bracelets

EABB Provides blue or purple bracelets at no cost to ANYONE who has epilepsy or seizures. Bracelets can be picked up at 1302 E. Sixth Avenue in Tallahassee and will soon be available at our Panama City office. Police, Fire and EMS workers are all aware of these bracelets – when you wear one, you notify people that you have a serious condition and need help. Don’t hesitate to pick one up and wear it!

 

 

The Epilepsy Association was featured on “Our Issues” Tallahassee in August 2017 – thanks so much to WTWC NBC 40 for the opportunity!

EPILEPSY EDUCATION
Would you like an education and prevention specialist to make a presentation at your school, business, church or organization? Call (850) 222-1777 or write to mandy@eabb.org to set up a free, customized epilepsy education session.

A HUGE thank you to our community supporters!
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