Help Send Kids with Epilepsy To Camp!

For: Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan
Southfield, MI
Organizer: Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan
$1,155
of $20,000 goal.
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The Story

All kids need a place where they can "just be kids". This is even more so the case for a young person with epilepsy. For a lot of children with epilepsy, each day holds uncertainty, limitations, and fear. That is why the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigandeveloped Camp Discovery. We wanted to create a safe place where kids can enjoy the full camp experience: swimming, rock-climbing, horse-back riding, archery and more.  Camp Discoverychanges lives.

Epilepsy is a spectrum disorder. Some children with epilepsy suffer from frequent seizures, medication side effects, cognitive difficulties, depression, anxiety, social stigma and isolation, and other physical or neurological disabilities. Others may have full seizure control but still worry about stigma or the possibility of a seizure. Camp Discovery offers a safe camping experience that promotes healthy behaviors, builds self-esteem, develops social skills and independence, and allows campers to discover their own abilities.

However, as you can imagine, this is a very costly endeavor.  Camp Discovery is a five day/four night camp experience specifically designed for children ages 8-17 who have epilepsy. With 24-hour medical staffing (including a pediatric neurologist and epilepsy nurse specialist), a camp staff that is fully trained in seizure recognition and first aid, and a high staff-to-camper ratio, Camp Discovery offers an exceptional level of safety, experience, and responsiveness. This allows us to accommodate the entire spectrum of epilepsy.

This is why we need your support.  It has always been our goal to offer this experience regardless of a camper's ability to pay. Your support will allow us to provide substantial financial assistance to families who cannot afford the full camp fee.  Your gift WILL change the lives of young people with epilepsy.  Please donate today.

If you'd prefer to mail a check, we can still post the donation here! Simply, make it out to the Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan and mail to:
Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan
25200 Telegraph Road
Suite 110
Southfield, MI 48033

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on April 24, 2017

Posted on April 24, 2017

Help us send kids to Camp Discovery!  Each year we apply for more and more grants and each year it is never enough.  This year, we remain hopeful but are bracing for yet another decline in the amount of camp funds that are available.  That is why we need you.  We are forecasting that we will need to raise $20,000 to meet the need.  We have created a crowdfunding page in an effort to raise the money needed, in a tight time-frame.  Help us reach our goal of $20,000!  Share this page with family, friends, and on social media platforms to help us get the word out.  We only have until mid-June to raise these funds!  We will be “journaling” an update every week to keep everyone informed of our progress!

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