Local Nonprofit Supports Kids With Epilepsy

A nonprofit unique to southern Oregon is helping kids with epilepsy. Read to find out why Southern Oregon Epilepsy group says it needs your help to raise awareness and take care of families struggling with this disorder.

Posted: Jun. 15, 2018 9:07 AM
Updated: Jun. 15, 2018 10:29 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- The Southern Oregon Epilepsy Group is hosting its first annual fundraiser to help local children affected by eplipsy. It's a golf tournament this Saturday, and all proceeds go toward providing expensive monitoring equipment for kids with epilepsy. This monitor immediately alerts parents and other listed parties that a child is having a seizure, a vital tool for a symptom that often comes without warning. 

You can help give back by attending a charity golf tournament this Saturday, June 16th at the Eagle Point Golf Club. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and teams are in groups of four. Tournament organizers can also pair you with a group. A silent auction and lunch are expected to follow. The event is $75 a person.

The SOEG was founded by Amy Mathis who's son was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was just 11 months old. 

"When my son had his first grand mal seizure at 11 months old, he passed away. We had to do CPR and bring him back," said Amy Mathis, founder and CEO of Southern Oregon Epilepsy Group. "I tried calling every epilepsy group that I could find and the closest one I could find was Washington. You want to do everything that you can to help your child or your loved one and make it through this journey. It's a rough journey."

To learn more about Amy's story, the tournament, and her mission, click here. 

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