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June 15, 2024

Learn more about epilepsy and seizures:  ways to live well, how to successfully manage seizures, and to empower people living with epilepsy. 

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Connect with others at our events throughout Northeast Ohio, including support groups, restorative yoga, Purple Day Party, art therapy and more!

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1 in 10 people will experience a seizure in their lives

1 In 10 People will experience a seizure in their lifetime


1 In 26 People will be diagnosed with epilepsy

39% of adults who experienced seizures in the past year had not seen a neurologist

39% of adults who experienced seizures in the past year had not seen a neurologist


65K people in Northeast Ohio have active epilepsy

65K people in Northeast Ohio have active epilepsy

Who We Are

Empowering Epilepsy was created by people in Cleveland, Ohio directly affected by epilepsy. While looking for support, there were limited resources outside the epileptologist’s office. Our goal is to create a caring community that allows people with epilepsy and their families to find proactive ways to manage their seizures and take charge of their lives. 

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Upcoming Events

Support Groups

Meet our Epilepsy Specialist Q & A Leaders

Empowering Epilepsy features some of the top epilepsy specialists in the country leading an hour of online Q & A. Participants can ask them any general questions about epilepsy and seizures, and then talk with others in their age group who are also living with epilepsy.

Our Goal...

is to provide free and low cost educational programs and services to show people with epilepsy what they can do while living with seizures.

Empowering Epilepsy was created by people with epilepsy in Northeast Ohio for people with epilepsy. Our events are either free or low-cost thanks to donations from people, families, businesses and foundations like you. Empowering Epilepsy is a nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity organization.

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@empowering.epilepsy for the first time today with my Trev. For those of you who don’t know yet, my oldest son developed juvenile myoclonic epilepsy at 13. This means he suffers from an array of seizures which are triggered by many different things. The worst, scariest, and most frequent are his grand mal seizures. But today, we tried and really enjoyed art therapy!

If you’re like me, you’ve fought with dr after dr for an answer but there never seems to be one. If you have a child with epilepsy, I Strongly Encourage you to work with Ms Lee, the founder of Empowering epilepsy, to learn the language of epilepsy, so you know the questions to ask, and how to better advocate for your child’s needs in and out of school/work. She gave us so much information and a safe place where he now sees he’s not alone, and I felt like I’ve found a haven after 3 yrs of advocating alone. I’m no longer fighting for him alone!


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Epilepsy Funding Needed

More people are diagnosed with Epilepsy than Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson's Disease COMBINED!

Yet, epilepsy receives significantly fewer federal dollars per patient than each of these diseases.

Did You Know?


Causes of Death in Epilepsy Include:

Status Epilepticus Seizures, SUDEP, Suicide, and Seizure related causes including drowning, head injury, or other accidents.

Discussing proactive ways to better control seizures with your epileptologist can save lives!


U.S. Diagnosis

Over 3.4 million people in the United States and...

over 65 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with

active epilepsy. 

Empowering Epilepsy in the News

Donate to Help Us
Change the Conversation About Epilepsy!

Here are some ways you can donate:

In Person

Empowering Epilepsy Headquarters

23500 Mercantile Road, Suite D
Beachwood, OH 44122


Make a tax deductible donation‏.

Over the Phone

It's easy to donate offline too.

Tel: 216-342-4167

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