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Danny Did Foundation

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BENEFITING: DANNY DID FOUNDATION

ORGANIZER: DANNY DID FOUNDATION

EVENT: 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge

EVENT DATE: May 18, 2016

Chelsey Loeb

THE STORY:

Epilepsy has had a huge impact on my life. The surgeries I have gone through have made an incredible change in my life. I couldn't be more grateful for the success of being seizure free for now 6 months. It is now my time to continue spreading awareness of epilepsy, and the sides of it that are many times unknown. Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) is frequently kept a hidden possibility, yet one that has the hardest impact. The secret about SUDEP must be spread, and most impotantly, must be prevented. 

DANNY DID FOUNDATION

“Please Go and Enjoy Your Life . . . Danny Did.” Those were the last words of Danny Stanton's obituary, written by his dad, after Danny died suddenly following a seizure in his sleep. He was just three months shy of his fifth birthday. Danny had epilepsy, one of the oldest and most mysterious ailments. Rooted in the organ most responsible for our very humanity — the brain — it can cause seizures that come without warning, at any time, in many different forms. Yet Danny's family had never been informed about a critical risk for people who face seizures: Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).

WHY: To carry on Danny’s place in the world, the Danny Did Foundation (DDF) works towards its mission to prevent deaths caused by seizures. Every $1,000 raised for Danny Did in the 2016 Art Van Charity Challenge will fund seizure detection monitors for two families in need. The major impact of these devices is two-fold: parents gain the peace of mind of knowing that they will be alerted to a convulsive seizure and will have the chance to assist their loved one. At the same time, the person utilizing the device gains the added safety of a time-sensitive intervention during a seizure.

IMPACT: By reaching our goal to raise $30,000, we can provide at least 60 new families with a monitoring device. The DDF has funded monitoring devices for families spanning 48 states and 8 countries. As awareness has spread about the value of these resources, the number of requests for funding support to Danny Did has skyrocketed. Your donation will help us to meet this need! Please read about the life-changing impact of this program here.

LEARN MORE: We invite you read about our cause at www.dannydid.org and to follow us on Facebook here and on Twitter here. If you'd like to join our monthly e-Newsletter, you can do that here.

Please donate today to protect the 1 in 26 Americans will who face epilepsy! Through this program, Danny Stanton continues to help others, just as this sweet boy would do if he were alive today.

$50

MONEY RAISED
  • Pfizer Epilepsy Preceptorship Attendees

    $50

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10% Raised of $500 Goal

The Team: $13,456 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

DANNY DID FOUNDATION

Amount Raised

$4,513

 

18% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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Team MITCHELL

Amount Raised

$2,625

 

493% Raised of $532 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Tom Stanton

Amount Raised

$1,900

 

112% Raised of $1,700 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shelly Filips

Amount Raised

$1,515

 

152% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Mike Stanton and Margaret Storey

Amount Raised

$945

 

19% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mary Eileen Murtaugh, Jeanine McShe...

Amount Raised

$375

 

38% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Knepper

Amount Raised

$300

 

100% Raised of $300 Goal

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Carrie McAteer and Senator Dan Koto...

Amount Raised

$236

 

24% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Pfizer Epilepsy Preceptorship Attendees

Pfizer Epilepsy Preceptorship Attendees

DONATION: $50

In sharing my story of a life with epilepsy with a group focused on medication, a generous gift was given in return. 1 year ago