Epilepsy is an unexpected diagnosis. After her 5-year-old son experienced a seizure, Donna Stahlhut sought support. Unfortunately, she found very little. “There was no information about epilepsy, no resources or assistance, and no way to connect to other families experiencing the same issues.” Donna quickly became frustrated and took matters into her own hands. Determined, she installed a phone in her kitchen and built a network of information and resources for families also navigating the challenges of epilepsy.
Donna establish the Epilepsy Foundation of Southeast Texas in 1983 to further support Texans with seizures. In 2008, the organization changed its name to the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas.
Mission & Goals for Epilepsy Research & Assistance
The Epilepsy Foundation Texas leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. To accomplish these goals, there are a range of programs and services for people living with epilepsy. Children, teens, and families can attend summer camp. These camps are a great opportunity to learn, connect, and have fun in a safe and supportive environment. We offer medical clinics to help diagnose and manage seizures. We also provide support and activity groups for people with epilepsy to come together and share their experiences.
Help Us Make a Brighter Future
We build on our rich history to make a better tomorrow for everyone impacted by epilepsy. Join us in the fight to overcome the challenges of living with seizures. Together, we can accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. Contact us to learn more about how you can be a part of our mission and the fight to end epilepsy.