December 6, 2019

CURE Update: December 2019

Season’s Greetings! The holidays are a time for review and reflection. For us at CURE, this past year has been full of incredible accomplishments. We have once again been on the forefront of groundbreaking epilepsy research in areas such as Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)Post-Traumatic Epilepsy (PTE), and genetics, we have provided robust educational programming, and we have delivered dozens of engaging events which empower patients and families to advocate for themselves to doctors and within their communities. But none of this would have been possible without you.

The holidays are also a time for giving. Your continued dedication and support are essential for CURE to continue funding vital epilepsy research. We ask you to give today, so together we can achieve a world without seizures. And, thanks to a generous donor, all new and increased gifts made before January 1, 2020 will be matched, doubling your impact.

As you read through the updates below, please remember that your gift makes this all possible.

Infantile Spasms Awareness WeekIt’s Infantile Spasms Awareness Week: Raise Awareness with These Resources

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Infantile spasms (IS) is a medical emergency. Quick diagnosis and treatment of this severe form of pediatric epilepsy is vital to reduce the neurological impact these seizures can have on babies. However, getting a child appropriate care during the critical time when the seizures first begin is a challenge. The movements can be subtle, and doctors and parents alike often don’t know what IS looks like.

During Infantile Spasms Awareness Week, we encourage you to learn more about how to identify IS and share these video resources with your community.

Education Enrichment Fund ScholarshipApply for a CURE Scholarship Starting December 15

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CURE is helping scholars become agents of change for the epilepsy community with Education Enrichment Fund (EEF) scholarships of up to $5,000! We will begin accepting applications on Sunday, December 15.

EEF scholarships support coursework in scholars’ chosen fields, so they can use their knowledge and skills to become agents of change in the epilepsy community. This one-time scholarship is awarded to those living with epilepsy or to family members and caregivers of those impacted by epilepsy.

EEF scholarships are made possible by the generous support of Greenwich Biosciences.

Shop to Support ResearchFund Research with Your Holiday Shopping


Whether you purchase gifts for loved ones through Amazon Smile, snag a bag of Adelaide’s Blend coffee, or pick up a copy of the amazing book A Mind Unraveled, your holiday shopping can fund innovative epilepsy research!

Discover all the ways you can shop for a cure here.

Seizing LifeNew from Seizing Life®, a CURE Podcast

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Dive into the latest episodes of Seizing Life, where we explore:

  • Understanding epilepsy research to empower your conversations. Watch or Listen
  • Establishing your “new normal” after developing epilepsy. Watch or Listen
  • Infantile spasms and what to do if you suspect your child has them. (Rebroadcast) Watch or Listen

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