I am Grace Edwards, founder of Talent for Epilepsy. I founded Talent for Epilepsy in 2009 when I was 7 years old, because I wanted to increase awareness of Epilepsy for my cousin. My cousin Logan is a person with Epilepsy. He is one of 3 million Americans affected by this irreversible neurological disorder. It is estimated that 1 in 26 people have epilepsy and that it is responsible for over 50,000 U.S. deaths each year.
Talent for Epilepsy is a registered 501c3 non-profit. We create family friendly events which advocate Epilepsy awareness in a fun and interactive way. Proceeds are donated to those who struggle with the epilepsy. Talent for Epilepsy's goal is to increase awareness and educate the public about seizure first aid and to break the stigma. We hope to eventually visit schools nationwide with an educational show and assembly. We also want to create a medical Grant program to help families with expenses related to Epilepsy.