Watch this fab live Webcast during Covid19 pandemic
Reality TV Star, epilepsy advocate and person with epilepsy Rick Harrison is joining an Epilepsy Foundation Facebook Live. Rick will discuss his role as an Epilepsy Foundation board member, what it was like for him growing up with epilepsy, his life in his home state of Nevada during COVID-19, and fun stories from his famous shop and television show, “Pawn Stars.”
Even in times like these, seizures don’t stop, and neither has the fight to END EPILEPSY®. Over a lifetime, 1 in 10 people will have a seizure, and 1 in 26 will be diagnosed with epilepsy.
Having lived with epilepsy throughout most of his childhood and teens, Rick became a national spokesperson for the Epilepsy Foundation in 2013 and since, has partnered with the Foundation to create awareness and help address the needs of the epilepsy community.
According to the World Health Organization, epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide with no age, racial, social class, national or geographic boundaries. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) estimates that 3.4 million people in the United States are affected by epilepsy. It is the underlying tendency of the brain to produce seizures which are sudden abnormal bursts of electrical energy that disrupt brain functions.
ABOUT THE EPILEPSY FOUNDATION
With a network of nearly 50 partners throughout the United States, the Epilepsy Foundation is leading the fight to END EPILEPSY®. The Foundation connects people to treatment, support and resources; leads advocacy efforts; funds innovative research and the training of specialists; and educates the public about epilepsy and seizure first aid. For more than five decades, the Epilepsy Foundation has shone a light on epilepsy to promote awareness and understanding, and to advocate for laws that matter to people with epilepsy, while also funding $68.7 million for epilepsy research and supporting 3,091 epilepsy investigators and specialists in their early careers. To learn more, visit epilepsy.com or call 1.800.332.1000. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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