SEVERE WX : Wind Advisory View Alerts

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. 

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 188417

Reported Deaths: 2509
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah37445577
Washington24988229
Marion21516303
Clackamas16869209
Lane12607145
Jackson10613131
Deschutes837073
Umatilla811284
Linn468766
Yamhill434875
Klamath418660
Polk365752
Malheur348561
Josephine328167
Douglas319270
Benton298519
Jefferson214633
Coos203932
Columbia167726
Union143923
Lincoln136520
Wasco136228
Hood River117230
Morrow109715
Crook103120
Clatsop9638
Baker92714
Curry6369
Tillamook6313
Grant4984
Lake4427
Harney3328
Wallowa1785
Sherman581
Gilliam571
Wheeler261
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3750644

Reported Deaths: 62070
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles123424223957
Riverside2988724576
San Bernardino2962574668
San Diego2770973716
Orange2705074979
Santa Clara1185932073
Kern1088221361
Sacramento1035951667
Fresno1014511677
Alameda873721539
Ventura807761009
San Joaquin727241382
Contra Costa68212799
Stanislaus616811050
Tulare49496837
Monterey43490381
San Mateo41708567
San Francisco36550541
Santa Barbara34250453
Solano32642249
Merced31682454
Sonoma29921318
Imperial28276720
Kings22911246
Placer22386290
San Luis Obispo21222260
Madera16418242
Santa Cruz16029207
Marin14000228
Yolo13820208
Shasta11987225
Butte11883198
El Dorado10067110
Napa982481
Sutter9386111
Yuba620944
San Benito604063
Lassen569324
Tehama553858
Nevada465675
Tuolumne411564
Mendocino405548
Humboldt390339
Amador365047
Lake345443
Glenn237925
Colusa222116
Siskiyou213421
Calaveras210853
Inyo142438
Del Norte13537
Mono12784
Plumas7046
Modoc4934
Mariposa4457
Trinity3995
Sierra1120
Alpine880
Unassigned440
Medford
Partly Cloudy
71° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 71°
Brookings
Cloudy
48° wxIcon
Hi: 54° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 46°
Crater Lake
Partly Cloudy
71° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 71°
Grants Pass
Partly Cloudy
71° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 44°
Feels Like: 71°
Klamath Falls
Partly Cloudy
72° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 72°
Cooler and windy Thursday
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Thursday, May 6 morning weather

Image

Wednesday, May 5th Evening Weather

Image

Triple Tree Restaurant set to reopen on Friday

Image

HealthWatch: Mental health awareness

Image

HealthWatch: Preventing sports injuries

Image

Wednesday, May 5 morning weather

Image

Tuesday, May 4th Evening Weather

Image

FYI: Oregon Dept. of Education

Image

Tuesday, May 4 morning weather

Image

Monday, May 3rd Evening Weather