Navigation Links
Louisiana Youth Shares Epilepsy Message on Capitol Hill
Date:3/23/2009

WASHINGTON, March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Emily Barnes of Lafayette, LA, will travel to Washington, D.C., Sunday, March 29 through Tuesday, March 31, 2009 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure for epilepsy.

Barnes, 15, is one of 44 young people from across the country participating in Kids Speak Up!, a national program coordinated by the Epilepsy Foundation and funded by Abbott Laboratories. The program rallies young ambassadors with epilepsy between the ages of 7 and 16 to personally petition congressional leaders for aid in assuring better access to care, improved public education and more research toward a cure for epilepsy.

"Emily was selected to participate in Kids Speak Up! to represent the approximately 350,000 children under the age of 15 who are affected by the condition," said Eric Hargis, president and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation. "She is an ideal candidate because of her willingness to speak openly about her experiences with epilepsy despite the many challenge she's had to overcome. Her courage is an inspiration to us all."

Epilepsy is the most common neurological condition in children and the third most common in adults after stroke and Alzheimer's disease. Despite modern therapy, about one million people in the U.S. continue to experience seizures or significant side effects from treatment for their epilepsy.

Epilepsy imposes an annual economic burden of $15.5 billion on the nation in associated health care costs and losses in employment, wages and productivity.

For further information about epilepsy or to speak with the Barnes family, please contact Kisha James at 301-918-3768 or e-mail kjames@efa.org.

About the Epilepsy Foundation

The Epilepsy Foundation, a national nonprofit with affiliated organizations throughout the United States, has led the fight against epilepsy since 1968. The Foundation's goals are to ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and prevent, control and cure epilepsy through services, education, advocacy and research, so not another moment is lost to seizures. For additional information, please visit www.epilepsyfoundation.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Epilepsy Foundation
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Louisiana Tech professor is Small Times Innovator of the Year
2. Bright Options for Medicare Beneficiaries in Louisiana
3. Louisiana Advisor to Speak Nationwide
4. Hospitals in Louisiana and Mississippi to Receive More Katrina Recovery Grants
5. Asbestos Verdict Upheld by Louisiana Court of Appeal, Announces Baron & Budd
6. Louisiana May Mandate Fluoridation Despite Evidence of Harm
7. CRH Medical Corporation opens center in New Orleans, Louisiana
8. Louisiana Improves Law for Treating Mentally Ill
9. Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Announces Intent to Award Cost Containment Services Contract to HMS
10. NOAA and Louisiana scientists predict largest Gulf of Mexico dead zone on record
11. CVS/pharmacy Re-Opens 64 Stores in Louisiana
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/9/2016)... Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) , ... December 09, ... ... center for young adults, celebrated its 10th anniversary with the grand opening of ... Hills, California. The successful event spanned two days, December 2-3, and was attended ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... December 09, 2016 , ... Mediaplanet today announces distribution of the latest ... readers to sign up as an organ donor for the 123,000 people in the ... organ donor can save up to 8 saves through organ donation and enhance many ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... ... December 09, 2016 , ... MEDI+SIGN®, a provider ... that a new solution for Emergency Departments (ED) has been added to their ... Emergency Department examination rooms, and with a simplified pallet of information available to ...
(Date:12/9/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 09, 2016 , ... ... program through the Pennsylvania Cable Network (PCN) during the summer of 2016. The ... Implementation Grant provided by the United States Department of Health and Human Services ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... ... December 08, 2016 , ... The Florida Hospital Tampa ... Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS), the leading authority in hyperbaric medicine. This accreditation identifies ... few hospitals and facilities have earned this distinction. This is the second time ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/8/2016)... , Dec. 8, 2016  Eli Lilly and Company ... of its phase 3 EXPEDITION3 trial at the 9 ... As previously disclosed, solanezumab did not meet the primary ... solanezumab initiated in people with mild dementia due to ... submissions for solanezumab for the treatment of mild dementia ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... CITY , Dec. 8, 2016 ... US patents for improving the accuracy, reproducibility and ... images in long and small bone orthopaedic applications. ... approach to creating personalized orthopaedic restorations based on ... personalized orthopaedic restorations, the company harnesses the world,s ...
(Date:12/8/2016)... Mass. , Dec. 8, 2016  EIP ... it has obtained proof-of-mechanism for neflamapimod (previously code ... completed Phase 2a clinical trials that demonstrated significant ... Study 302 (12-week treatment) and Study 303 (6-week ... Clinical Trials in Alzheimer,s Disease (CTAD) scientific conference ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: