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  • END EPILEPSY on ABC7 Eyewitness News with David Ono

    On November 1, 2016, Co-Anchor, David Ono, of ABC 7 Eyewitness News interviewed Susan Pietsch-Escueta, MPH of the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles, and Dr. Deborah Holder, from Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Special thanks to David Ono for inviting us to educate his audience about seizures and the epilepsies. David Ono also served […]

  • 100.3 FM The Sound Helps Spread Awareness About Epilepsy

    Our End Epilepsy Executive Director, Susan Pietsch-Escueta, is interviewed by Tina Mica, Host of The Sound’s “5900 Wilshire”, for November Epilepsy Awareness Month and the Walk to End Epilepsy on 11-6-16.  Tina was eager to learn and share with her audience about EPILEPSY – its scope, impact and variety. They highlighted the power of stories to […]

  • Response To Police Shooting Near San Diego

    RESPONSE OF THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION OF GREATER LOS ANGELES TO POLICE SHOOTING NEAR SAN DIEGO We are saddened to hear of the death of a man involved in yesterday’s police shooting near San Diego (CBS News 8 Report). There are conflicting reports if the man had been having a seizure or was affected by other medical conditions. Regardless, […]

  • Your Strength Makes a Difference in What We Do

    Our End Epilepsy® staff team and board leadership is a relatively small but mighty group and we are proud of our many accomplishments – within the last 10 years, we have supported 23 pediatric specialists, organized 10 bilingual regional conferences and many more workshops, educated more than 10,000 students, led 500 seizure first aid presentations […]

  • Los Altos High School presents the Courage Award to Angel Ojeda, a teen with epilepsy and a ‘Teen Speak-Up’ advocate

    May 13, 2016. Los Altos High School presents the Courage Award to Angel Ojeda, a teen with epilepsy and a ‘Teen Speak-Up’ advocate with the Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles Angel Ojeda has lived with epilepsy and active, uncontrolled seizures since he was seven years-old. For most of the past eight years he has […]

  • END EPILEPSY® Volunteer Testifies Before the California Assembly Health Committee

    END EPILEPSY® volunteer and Epilepsy California grassroots advocate, Kristy, traveled to our State Capitol on April 19, 2016, to share her story and testify before the California Assembly Health Committee in support of AB 2752 Health Care Coverage: Continuity of Care (Nazarian). AB 2752 would require that an enrollee be notified, during the renewal period, […]

  • Teenager Angel and his neurosurgeon ‘angel’ are joining forces to advocate for funding for epilepsy care and research in Washington, D.C.

    Yesterday, 15-year-old Angel Ojeda and his neurosurgeon, Dr. Sumeet Vadera, met at the UC Irvine Epilepsy Program clinic for a follow-up appointment, because Angel has now been seizure free for almost one year since his epilepsy surgery last April. They also talked about their upcoming trip to Washington, D.C., from April 17-19, 2016, when Dr. Vadera […]

  • CARE+CURE BENEFIT Hits 10 Year Anniversary on May 4, 2016

    The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles (EFGLA) announces our 10th CARE+CURE BENEFIT TO END EPILEPSY IN CHILDREN on May 4, 2016, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Co-chaired by EFGLA board members Mark Borman and Andrew Gumpert, this year’s Care+Cure Benefit honors Doug Belgrad, the President of Sony Pictures Entertainment Motion […]

  • END EPILEPSY® Announces Several EPILEPSY WORKSHOP+SOCIAL EVENTS

    END EPILEPSY® announces that several EPILEPSY WORKSHOP+SOCIAL EVENTS will be offered throughout our region in 2016. In partnership with Regional Centers and Epilepsy Centers, region wide, we are organizing more than eight Workshop+Social Events in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Ventura and Riverside. Each Workshop+Social Event welcomes parents of children with epilepsy and adults with epilepsy […]

  • End Epilepsy Makes Big Announcement on International Epilepsy Day

    The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Los Angeles’ Care+Cure initiative announced a $1.6 million gift intent that will be used to fund The Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.   This announcement comes on International Epilepsy Awareness Day and is the latest example of the End Epilepsy’s commitment to helping provide the best care […]