VOXOX Endorses The Dr. Alfonsina Q. Davies Epilepsy Foundation
Company calls for support and donations to new epilepsy foundation
SAN DIEGO (PRWEB) June 10, 2015
the most comprehensive cloud-based rich communication service for
consumers and businesses, today announced its endorsement of the Dr.
Alfonsina Q. Davies Epilepsy Foundation. Voxox has been an advocate for
the organization in a variety of ways, including volunteering marketing,
design, and event management resources to help promote the cause. Voxox
is encouraging its community to support this new foundation in meeting
its epilepsy research, treatment and awareness objectives.
The Dr. Alfonsina Q Davies Epilepsy Foundation was formed by Thomas
and Nadia Davies in honor of their daughter, Dr. Alfonsina ("Nina")
Quintana Davies, who had epilepsy from birth. Nina Davies suffered with
the disorder for 52 years, ultimately succumbing to SUDEP (sudden
unexpected death in epilepsy). Most people are not aware that epilepsy
kills more Americans than breast cancer (Epilepsy.com; Cancer Facts
& Figures 2015).
After Nina’s passing, Thomas and Nadia Davies have
pledged their lives to help those afflicted with epilepsy. Among other
initiatives, they have instituted an Academic Chair for Research in
Epilepsy at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Gary Mathern,
professor of pediatric neurosurgery and director of the UCLA Pediatric
Epilepsy Program at Mattel Children's Hospital has been appointed to the
"We at Voxox have been incredibly touched by the Davies family story
and Nina's courageous battle with epilepsy," said Bryan Hertz, CEO of
Voxox. "As a business operated by a father and three brothers, Voxox is
particularly attuned to the importance of family, and this cause spoke
to us because life-long illnesses, such as epilepsy, are debilitating to
families. We invite our community to consider supporting the Dr.
Alfonsina Q. Davies Epilepsy Foundation."
foundation has three core goals and donation initiatives:
- Increase the research that is being conducted to treat and cure
epilepsy through the Dr. Alfonsina Q. Davies Endowed Chair for Research
in Epilepsy, established at UCLA. It is the only Academic Chair at UCLA
for this purpose.
- Establish the “Dr. Alfonsina Q. Davies Epilepsy Treatment Center”
at a major university medical center. Current practice in epilepsy
treatment is to focus on the disorder and treat it through medication,
implant or surgery, but not all epilepsy patients can have their seizure
disorder significantly suppressed or eliminated. The center will be
staffed with counselors, social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists
who specialize in the treatment of those with epilepsy.
- Create empathy in the general public for those with epilepsy.
in ten Americans will have a seizure in their lifetime (Epilepsy.com)
and one in 26 will develop epilepsy (Epilepsy Across The Spectrum).
Unlike other illnesses the psychosocial trauma that individuals with
seizures suffer impacts their lives almost as much as the seizures
themselves. One of the foundation's goals is to diminish the stigma and
discrimination that is associated with epilepsy today.
"Our Nina was treated for seizures all of her life, but we were never
able to find someone that understood or could treat her for the
emotional distress that she lived with everyday, fearing a seizure in
public and the consequences it would bring," said Thomas Davies, PhD.
"We would like to help people 'walk in the shoes' of someone with
epilepsy, and we hope that our foundation's programs and future plans
will make progress."
Voxox is an innovator in unified cloud communication solutions for
consumers and businesses. For consumers and its operator partners, Voxox
delivers cutting-edge mobile and desktop applications that integrate
voice, video, messaging, fax, media sharing and more. For businesses,
Voxox provides an extensive suite of carrier-grade business phone
solutions, including hosted IP-PBX, SIP Trunking, a wide array of
wholesale services, such as high volume SMS, and the company's new
virtual PBX service, Cloud Phone. The foundation of the company’s
offerings is its award-winning unified communications platform in the
cloud, which enables the company and its customers to build powerful,
scalable applications and services. Founded in 2006, Voxox is
headquartered in San Diego. For more information, please visit http://www.voxox.com
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