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Date:11/16/2009

he people and blessings around him through art.

To view the 2009 contest artwork and learn about each artist's personal experience with epilepsy, visit www.ExpressionsofCourage.com. Winners were chosen by a panel of seven judges who based their selections on creativity and the ability to demonstrate their feelings of living with epilepsy through art. Panelists included:

  • Elizabeth Thiele, MD, PhD, director of the Pediatric Epilepsy Program at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Lillian Fitzgerald director of Fitzgerald Fine Art; curator of the Clinical Center Art Program at the National Institutes of Health and member of the Society of Arts in Healthcare
  • Eric Hargis, Epilepsy Foundation president and CEO
  • Jude Rouslin, of Sarasota, Fla., 2005, 2006 and 2008 Expressions of Courage® contest winner, an accomplished oil painter who shares her artwork through various displays
  • Pamela Davis of Arcadia, Fla., 2004, 2005 and 2008 Expressions of Courage® contest winner, an accomplished artist who holds a leadership role with the Desoto County Arts and Humanities Council
  • Bridget Bobinger, of Cincinnati, Ohio, 2007 Expressions of Courage® contest winner, holds a Masters in Art Education from Xavier University and volunteers frequently in art education
  • Walter Danker, PhD, Manager, Professional Education, Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

About Epilepsy

Epilepsy is one of the most common disorders of the nervous system, affecting more than 50 million people worldwide. As many as 200,000 Americans are diagnosed for the first time each year. Epilepsy produces seizures, which happen when a brief, strong surge of electrical activity affects part or all of the brain. The condition can develop at any time in life, but there is a particular susceptib
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