Excerpt from The Danny Did Foundation website under “What’s New February 20, 2012”
Three straight days of fundraisers – a comedy show, live music, and a Zumba workout class – kept us busy to end January. To start February we were glad to focus in our mission of raising awareness and serving families in need with practical resources. We spoke to students at both Niles West and Niles North High School about careers in healthcare, emphasizing the need for a committed next generation of epilepsy advocates and nurses, doctors, researchers and engineers who are aware of SUDEP and its toll. We also spoke to nursing students at Loyola University-Chicago, a key audience when it comes to treating seizures. Danny Did was proud to be a sponsor of the Epilepsy Therapy Project’s 2012 Pipeline Conference in San Francisco, where neurologists, advocates, families, investors, researchers and companies gathered to discuss the latest treatments for seizures. It was an important and inspiring event. While there, we met Charles Anderson, a father from Boulder, CO, who won the “Shark Tank” competition with his submission of an iPhone-based movement detector. As Charles works to bring it to market, we hope the device will become another option among Devices & Technology that people can investigate to compliment medicinal, surgical and dietary resources in treating seizures. Danny Did is committed to assisting Charles and others like him, and to raising awareness about these options among the people and families that can gain from them.