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Eric Swims for a Cause - His brother Darren

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May 19, 2016
May 19, 2016

Yesterday marked 27 days Grand Mal SEIZURE FREE for Darren! Although that may seem like a small number to some...we see it as a huge success,  See more
Eric Busam

THE STORY:

Hi!  I am Eric.  I am an  18 year old Senior in High School. I have many talents including running, swimming, acting, and singing. This year during my Summer swim season I am going to swim in honor of my little brother, Darren, who was recently diagnosed with Epilepsy. I am honored to do this for my brother and all of those who are affected by this not so well known disorder in hopes of researchers finding a cure.

For those of you who don't know, Darren was diagnosed with Epilepsy in March 2016.  One day out of the blue he had a seizure while laying on the couch at his Grandma's house after school.  This brought us to the emergency room with a follow up visit to his primary care doctor and a referral to a CHKD Neurologist.  Everything checked out fine with the tests from the emergency room and the initial exam by the Neurologists didn't show any damage.  The Neurologist scheduled him for an EEG for April 15.  Darren had a second seizure while at school on March 25.  Another follow up visit with the Neurologist was scheduled and preventative medicine was prescribed. The Neurologist now ordered a MRI to be done on April 8.  Darren fell asleep on the evening of April 5 and during his sleep had another seizure.  A call to the Neurologist was made and she had us give him another dose of medicine and increased his daily dosage.  Darren had his MRI done on April 8 and the results came back showing nothing wrong.  For his EEG test day, we were directed to keep him up until midnight Thursday going into Friday with only half a dose of his medicine, then wake him up at 5am and no morning dose of medicine.  My mom and grandma were tasked with keeping him awake until his appointment time of 1:30pm.  They watched movies, did a puzzle and then at 8:13 am Darren had his fourth seizure.  This one was kind of expected since he was tired and without his medicine.  After each seizure, Darren sleeps for about 4-5 hours, so it was going to be an even harder task to keep him up.  Mom called the EEG testing department and explained that he just had a seizure and they said to come in early and they will get him in.  He was a real trooper that day.  Now we wait for the results of the EEG and pray that it gives us answers as to why Darren is having seizures.

Please join me in the fight for a cure for all of those who are affected by Epilepsy.  Not only does Epilepsy affect the individual, it affects those that care and love the person. 

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To This Fundraiser

$210

MONEY RAISED
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  • Marie Busam

    $10

  • Ashley W

    $25

  • Anita Keegan

    $25

  • Barb Geisler

    $25

  • D. Scott

    $25

  • Flutterby Soap Company

    $50

  • Kathy Cuaron

    $50

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21% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $210 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Kathy Cuaron

Kathy Cuaron

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Flutterby Soap Company

Flutterby Soap Company

DONATION: $50

Good Luck Eric!! You are an awesome brother. 2 years ago

D. Scott

D. Scott

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Barb Geisler

Barb Geisler

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anita Keegan

Anita Keegan

DONATION: $25

I'm proud of you Eric for supporting Darren! 2 years ago

Ashley W

Ashley W

DONATION: $25

Prayers being sent your way 2 years ago

Marie Busam

Marie Busam

DONATION: $10

To get you started on your goal, Eric. In honor of Darren. Love Mom 2 years ago