CEO’s Blog

Take Action4Epilepsy Now

02 September 2019

THE PURPLE PROJECT Since 1952, Epilepsy Action Australia has been supporting people with epilepsy. More than 250,000 people in Australia have epilepsy and more than 800,000 of us will be diagnosed in our lifetimes. Epilepsy can have a profound impact on individuals, families and entire communities and as such, there is still much to beRead More…

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Where there is Research, there is Hope

11 February 2019

What would the world be like without ‘hope’? I cannot imagine and I’m sure you couldn’t either. I want to share with you our latest fundraising campaign and the hope that research can bring to many families living with epilepsy. Epilepsy Action is dedicated to supporting innovative research that significantly impacts the diagnosis and treatmentRead More…

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The very best gifts are the ones we give …

06 November 2018

As the festive season draws nearer, I wanted to share with you our latest fundraising appeal. Meet Caitlyn and her best friend Brooklyn (a Ted-E-Bear). Help us give comfort and joy this Christmas through our Ted-E-Bear Connection program. ********** The very best gifts are the ones we give… As the holiday season approaches, we areRead More…

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Meet our pint-sized Superheroes

16 August 2018

I wanted to share our latest Fundraising appeal with you and introduce some amazing little Superheroes who take on the challenge of epilepsy every day. These little ones amaze us and we hope you will be touched by their stories too. ****************** Not All Superheroes Wear Capes Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes, andRead More…

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Living with Epilepsy and Disability

24 July 2018

It’s estimated that some 30,000 Australians living with intellectual disability also have epilepsy. Unfortunately, as many as one in four are misdiagnosed, largely due to inadequate training in recognising and managing seizures by their caregivers. Not only is epilepsy more common in people with intellectual disability than in the rest of the population; the requirementRead More…

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