History of Epilepsy Foundation Texas - Goals & Mission
Donna Stahlhut – Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Donna Stahlhut – Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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.

Support Our Mission

Of the many ways to donate to the Epilepsy Foundation Texas, simple gifts are often the best. Honor a loved one with a memorial gift. Create a lasting gift by planning ahead with your estate. Set up recurring donations on a monthly or yearly basis. To see a variety of ways to support, please visit Ways to Give or contact the Epilepsy Foundation Texas today.

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The Epilepsy Foundation of Texas is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization with tax-ID number 74-2141084.

If you prefer to send a check, you may make it payable to

Epilepsy Foundation of Texas:
2401 Fountain View Drive, Suite 900
Houston, Texas 77057