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Dr. Alfonsina Q. (Nina) Davies Epilepsy Foundation
 
                        Supplement for February 2014
THE MISSION of the Dr. Alfonsina Q. Davies Epilepsy Foundation is to improve the lives of those afflicted through increased research efforts, a better treatment modality and the elimination of the stigma and prejudice that surrounds this disease in all facets of public life. 
Little Nikki's Story. . . .  One Result of Epilepsy Research

Nikki's Story - Project Epilepsy

Four-year-old Nikki lives in Perth, Australia. She was born healthy, but two years ago, she began suffering seizures and was diagnosed with epilepsy. Despite medications, Nikki was still suffering up to 200 seizures every single day. Brain scans showed nothing and Nikki's parents were at their wits' end. The family went online and found UCLA's Dr. Gary Mathern, who specializes in surgery for pediatric epilepsy that cannot be controlled with medications. He sympathized with the family and agreed to consult with Nikki to see what he could do. The family flew half way around the world to meet with Dr. Mathern and the UCLA team in hopes that they could find a way to stop Nikki's seizures. Australia's "The Project" television news program followed the family's journey. Watch here to find out if neurosurgery cured Nikki's seizures. (Courtesy of The Project/Network Ten in Australia and UCLA)
 
There is a support group dedicated to the children and families who are impacted by hemispherectomy brain surgery. Click on this link: The Hemispherectomy Foundation
 
The following two videos are amazing  Take the time to watch them and see the treatment available for those with intractable epilepsy. Our daughter, Alfonsina, would not have had to spend 50 years suffering with epilepsy if it were available years ago.  She might even be alive today.  Part 1 is 6:21 long.  Part 2 is 4:08.  Share this with family and friends.  It may save a life. 
 
 
 
March 26, 2014 is Purple Day™  Yearly on March 26th, people and organizations in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness.  Do your part to help end the suffering of some 70 million individuals world wide who have epilepsy. Remember and Wear Purple. DONATE
 
Free Download - "Nina's Courage in Epilepsy" March 25, 26 and 27.  More information in March Newsletter.
Give a Gift of Life and Health.  PLEASE Donate ALL YOU CAN  FOR ALL THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING AND DYING DAILY FROM THIS HORRIBLE CONDITION.  ANYONE AT ANY AGE CAN HAVE A SEIZURE !!!!
The Dr. Alfonsina Q. (Nina) Davies Epilepsy Foundation
http://www.ninascourage.org   e-mail:  info@ninascourage.org
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