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Running for Epilepsy - Marine Corps Historic Half (May 15, 2016)

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BENEFITING: Epilepsy Foundation

ORGANIZER: Lindsey

EVENT DATE: May 15, 2016

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THE STORY:

Lindsey Lesar wrote -

Our little Reese had her first seizure in the summer of 2014, around 8 months of age. They started out as Febrile (occurring with only a high fever) - which is relatively common among children. While alarming, we were assured it was nothing to worry about too much. By January of 2015, they were more frequent, occurring without a fever, arriving in clusters, and definitely a point of concern. After multiple MRI and EEG tests, they found Reese to have a Chiari Malformation on her brain and, unrelated, she was diagnosed with Epilepsy. So far, we are very lucky to have a bright and funny girl, seemingly unaffected in development by these conditions. None-the-less, as when you find anything to be wrong with your child, we worry. We worry when she's too high on a play set, or just climbing on a kitchen chair. We worry if this will continue through her life and if she'll be able to get a drivers license or take part in the same activities her friends do. We will always work to create as much normalcy as possible for her; and right now, at this age, it's pretty successful - but we still worry (myself more than Mark, because I am the designated Lesar worrier - I do enough of it for everyone). Epilepsy is somewhat of a misunderstood condition. One thing I've learned is that there is still so much about the brain that our medical communities don't know! 6 out 10 people with Epilepsy have no known cause, Reese falls into that 60%. We've been told by neurologists that some kids do grow out of it - and if Reese does, it will probably happen by age 6 (she's just turned 2 this October), but there isn't any way to know if that will be the case for us or not. There are medications to help control seizures, but they can be tough on little bodies and 1/3 of people with Epilepsy are unable to get full control of seizures with treatment. 65 million people worldwide, and about 2 million within the US suffer from this condition. As Mark and I have researched the disorder, medications and what to do next, the Epilepsy Foundation has been a wealth of knowledge. They are advocating for this condition from every angle - awareness, understanding, support and research. In an effort to raise money for this great foundation and to get myself healthier for my own family, I will be running the Marine Corps Historic Half Marathon in VA on May 15, 2016. I'd love your support. While it's many months away still - having your support now would provide even more motivation to reach this goal and it would mean the world to Mark and I personally, who very much appreciate the information and support this foundation is providing to the Epileptic community. Thank you, thank you. Lindsey

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Lindsey Lesar

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