Navigation Links
Virginia Youth Named National Epilepsy Spokesperson
Date:3/14/2008

Kristina Foster to Visit Washington, D.C., and Meet with Elected Officials

WASHINGTON, March 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kristina Foster of Virginia Beach, Va., will travel to Washington, D.C., this April 1 to meet with congressional leaders and gain their support for restoration of the Americans with Disabilities Act, support for epilepsy public health programs and more research toward a cure for epilepsy.

Foster, 16, is one of 50 young people with epilepsy participating in Kids Speak Up!, a national program coordinated by the Epilepsy Foundation with support from Abbott. The program rallies young ambassadors with epilepsy between the ages of 7 and 16 to advocate for the more than 3 million Americans living with the condition.

"Kristina was selected to participate in Kids Speak Up! to represent the approximately 350,000 children under the age of 17 who are affected by the condition. She is an ideal candidate because of her desire to achieve her goals despite her challenges. Kristina's courage is an inspiration to us all," said Eric R. Hargis, President and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation.

This year's participants are a diverse group ranging from those with controlled seizures to those who are massively affected by their epilepsy.

Despite their individual challenges, the kids enjoy doing ordinary things, so when they come to D.C., besides meeting with their leaders, they will be treated to a magic show featuring award-winning magician Bradley Fields and meet Mighty Mike Simmel, an entertainment basketball player of the world famous Harlem Wizards. Simmel, who also has epilepsy, inspires young people to follow their dreams despite their obstacles.

Epilepsy is the most common neurological condition in children and each year approximately 45,000 children under age 17 are diagnosed with the disorder. Despite modern therapy, about one million people in the U.S. continue to experience seizures or significant si
'/>"/>

SOURCE Epilepsy Foundation
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Virginia Tech Report Has National Importance
2. Virginia Tech Review Panel Calls For Reform of Mental Health Treatment Law
3. Patient Advocate Foundation Launches Program to Help Uninsured Virginians with Chronic, Debilitating and Life-Threatening Illness Access Quality Healthcare
4. Virginia Techs Raving First Year Results Lead to Additional High-Tech Antimicrobial Defense from SportCoatings(TM)
5. Thomson Healthcare Endorsed as Preferred Vendor of Information Products and Services for Virginia Hospitals
6. Virginia Faith Leaders Call on Senators Webb & Warner to Cosponsor Legislation to Protect Kids from Tobacco
7. Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Virginia Introduces New Generation of Consumer Driven Health Products
8. The Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and Flinn Foundation launch
9. Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust and Flinn Foundation launch molecular diagnostics initiative
10. States Largest Medicaid Managed Care Plan Offering Training to Combat West Virginia Obesity Epidemic
11. Virginia Attorney General Addresses Drunk Driving and Underage Drinking in New Radio Campaign
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015 Blue Cross and Blue Shield ... exemplify what it means to “Live Fearless.” , ... to share their stories about how they or someone they ... others by living in the moment. By telling these types ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... York (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Thousand ... Fresenius Medical Care recalled its GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis ... litigation underway in U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, ... January 20th, the Court has remanded a case filed ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 A ... Sports Medicine flagship journal Medicine & Science in ... before exercise may help reduce gastrointestinal (GI) problems ... , Participants in the double-blind, placebo-controlled study ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... DC (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Payday ... in vulnerable communities and cause financial distress to the ... by analysts at Howard University’s Center on Race and ... dollars in economic activity, payday loans at the same ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Lower-Auto-Insurance.com has released a new blog post explaining the importance of ... the costs of an auto insurance policy . , Clients ... prices for their vehicle insurance policies. The safety a vehicle offers ... Because of this, drivers should always carry a first aid ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota to Showcase “Faces of Fearless” 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Court Overseeing Federal GranuFlo Lawsuits Remands Louisiana Claim Back to State Court, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 2Health News:Study Shows Kyowa Hakko’s L-Citrulline May Help Reduce Gastrointestinal Injury During Strenuous Exercise 3Health News:Howard University Spotlights the Economic Impact of Payday Lending in Southern States 2Health News:Driving Safe And Other Factors That Make Auto Insurance Affordable! 2
... ... ... ... ...
... ... ... ... ...
... of men, women and children experience family violence ... Justice. Traditionally, therapy for violence survivors has predominantly ... contrast, a University of Missouri researcher broadens the ... resilience, resourcefulness, and ability to overcome adversity. ...
... broad response, including consuming less salt and getting more exercise ... too much salt and cutting down on that consumption should ... hypertension. , That,s one of the key messages of an ... for Disease Control and Prevention and released Monday, that calls ...
... ... ... ... ...
... ... ... ... ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Partner to Increase Accessibility for Women with Disabilities at Mammogram Facilities in the DC Metro Area 2Health News:The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Partner to Increase Accessibility for Women with Disabilities at Mammogram Facilities in the DC Metro Area 3Health News:The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Partner to Increase Accessibility for Women with Disabilities at Mammogram Facilities in the DC Metro Area 4Health News:The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) and the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Partner to Increase Accessibility for Women with Disabilities at Mammogram Facilities in the DC Metro Area 5Health News:WellPoint/Blue Cross Liver Transplant Denial Trial Begins Today, Illustrates Need for Toughening of White House Reform Plan 2Health News:WellPoint/Blue Cross Liver Transplant Denial Trial Begins Today, Illustrates Need for Toughening of White House Reform Plan 3Health News:WellPoint/Blue Cross Liver Transplant Denial Trial Begins Today, Illustrates Need for Toughening of White House Reform Plan 4Health News:WellPoint/Blue Cross Liver Transplant Denial Trial Begins Today, Illustrates Need for Toughening of White House Reform Plan 5Health News:WellPoint/Blue Cross Liver Transplant Denial Trial Begins Today, Illustrates Need for Toughening of White House Reform Plan 6Health News:Husbands' hostile, anti-social behaviors increase wives' symptoms of depression, researchers find 2Health News:Report Calls High Blood Pressure a 'Neglected Disease' 2Health News:Report Calls High Blood Pressure a 'Neglected Disease' 3Health News:Spanish Only, Please: Special Latino Clinic Launched For Potential Abdominal Transplant Patients 2Health News:Spanish Only, Please: Special Latino Clinic Launched For Potential Abdominal Transplant Patients 3Health News:Spanish Only, Please: Special Latino Clinic Launched For Potential Abdominal Transplant Patients 4Health News:Spanish Only, Please: Special Latino Clinic Launched For Potential Abdominal Transplant Patients 5Health News:Spanish Only, Please: Special Latino Clinic Launched For Potential Abdominal Transplant Patients 6Health News:Spanish Only, Please: Special Latino Clinic Launched For Potential Abdominal Transplant Patients 7Health News:Spanish Only, Please: Special Latino Clinic Launched For Potential Abdominal Transplant Patients 8Health News:Spanish Only, Please: Special Latino Clinic Launched For Potential Abdominal Transplant Patients 9Health News:Rate Regulation for Health Insurance: Obama Administration Should Look to CA's Model Law Which Has Saved Drivers $62 Billion Since 1988 2Health News:Rate Regulation for Health Insurance: Obama Administration Should Look to CA's Model Law Which Has Saved Drivers $62 Billion Since 1988 3Health News:Rate Regulation for Health Insurance: Obama Administration Should Look to CA's Model Law Which Has Saved Drivers $62 Billion Since 1988 4Health News:Rate Regulation for Health Insurance: Obama Administration Should Look to CA's Model Law Which Has Saved Drivers $62 Billion Since 1988 5Health News:Rate Regulation for Health Insurance: Obama Administration Should Look to CA's Model Law Which Has Saved Drivers $62 Billion Since 1988 6
(Date:1/23/2015)... Jan. 23, 2015  CytoSorbents Corporation (NASDAQ CM: CTSO), ... extracorporeal cytokine adsorber to reduce deadly inflammation in ... of $385,642, net of transaction costs, in non-dilutive ... Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program sponsored by the ...
(Date:1/23/2015)... BOSTON , January 23, 2015 Heptares ... is delighted to announce that the Malcolm Campbell ... Congreve (Vice President of Chemistry), Fiona Marshall ... (Chief Executive Officer and co-founder) for the seminal contributions to ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 22, 2015  BiOptix is pleased to announce the appointment ... of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Scott joins the company after previous ... Amgen throughout the course of his nearly 20 year ... is a nationally recognized thought leader in the biosensor ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 2CytoSorbents Receives $385,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding from the New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 2Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 3Heptares Scientists to Receive the Malcolm Campbell Memorial Prize for 2015 in Recognition of Their Outstanding Contribution to GPCR Drug Discovery 4BiOptix Expands Leadership Team with the Appointment of Dr. Scott Klakamp as Vice President of Chemistry and Biochemistry 2
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
SOLOS Endoscopy shares your commitment to provide every patient with the highest quality care available through our ongoing research and development of advanced surgical instruments and diagnostic so...
... The Featured Products are ... Mediflex and are offered ... in regular or extra ... equipped with insulation, flush ...
Medicine Products: