Family raises money to fight childhood epilepsy

ORRINGTON, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes people to to have unexpected seizures. A scary condition - even scarier when faced by a child.

One family in Maine is bringing people together to raise awareness of epilepsy.

The Jerome family held a fundraiser in Orrington Saturday to raise money for the Epilepsy Foundation of New England. They were inspired to get involved in the fight against epilepsy when their daughter Brianna was suddenly diagnosed with it three years ago.

The Jeromes didn't know any other families with a child facing the same disorder and they felt very alone. Now they are working to bring families with epileptic children together.

"We really wanted to be able to start a network for families to be able to be able to get together, not only for the parents to talk to each other about what you go through, but for the kids to be able to see that they're not alone," says Marian Jerome, event organizer and mother of Brianna.

If you would like to find out more about epilepsy and how you can donate, visit their website.


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