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Elizabeth Eshoo
TeamEmily

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$3,640

Raised of $3,500

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$3,500

Emily's Story

 

Welcome to My 2021 Sharon's Ride.Run.Walk. San Diego Fundraising Page!

Sharon's Ride.Run.Walk San Diego is a 15-mile Bike Ride or 5K Run/Walk that is very important to me.  I am raising money to help The Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County so they can provide wraparound support services and programs at no cost to individuals and families affected by epilepsy.  Please help me support this cause and spread awareness for epilepsy.  

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 1 in 10 people will have a seizure in their lifetime.
  • 1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy.
  • 3.4 million people nationwide are affected by epilepsy.
  • 50,000 San Diegans are living with epilepsy.
  • Epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder and affects people of all ages.
  • Epilepsy means the same thing as "seizure disorders."
  • Epilepsy is characterized by unpredictable seizures and can cause other health problems.
  • Epilepsy is a spectrum condition with a wide range of seizure types and control varying from person-to-person.
  • Public misunderstandings of epilepsy cause challenges that are often worse than the seizures.

Epilepsy is more than seizures.  Every story matters in this fight.  Here is my personal story of WHY this matters...

Team Emily 2021
 
Welcome to Team Emily!  This will be our 8th year participating in Sharon’s Ride Run Walk for the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego County and we are thrilled you will be supporting our efforts this year! Every donation goes towards helping the 50,000 people in San Diego with epilepsy by providing essential programs and services. Thank you for your generosity!
 
I can’t express to you enough how crucial the support of the Epilepsy Foundation is to our family as we continue to manage Emily’s epilepsy. It’s been eleven years since her first seizure (and a year and a half since her last) when we ended up in the ER wondering how on earth we got there. She had no known cause for the seizure: no family history or head injury or illness. After a short time, Emily was having up to 25 seizures a day. We tried multiple medications, two at a time with side effects that left her tired, depressed and angry…and the seizures continued.  She even went on the medical version of the Ketogenic Diet for a year and a half…requiring all her food to be measured to a tenth of a gram! 
 
Throughout it all, the Epilepsy Foundation of San Diego was there for us.  We attended support groups, participated in Expressive Arts Therapy and the staff helped us work with her school to craft accommodations so that Emily could manage her academics.  Emily felt empowered attending the support groups knowing that she was not alone.  She even became a spokesperson for the Epilepsy Foundation, bravely sharing her personal story throughout San Diego in order to raise awareness and help others.
 
As a mother, I continue to marvel at Emily’s courage, resilience and passion to help others, while continuing to battle her own challenges every day. We couldn’t do it without your help!
 
Thank you so much for your continued support of Team Emily!
 
With much gratitude,
The Eshoo Family

Top Donors

$3,640 Raised By 31 Donors

$500 in support of Team Emily
$250 on behalf of Christine Murray
$250 on behalf of Hilary Duffy
$250 in support of Team Emily
$200 in support of Emily Eshoo
$200 on behalf of Leigh Burdick Dickman
$150 on behalf of ROBERT EU
$100 on behalf of Alex Baum
$100 on behalf of DeAnn Burris
$100 on behalf of Ilona Canestrelli
$100 on behalf of J.T. Thompson
$100 on behalf of Julie and Bob Lilly, Jr.
$100 on behalf of Kurt Mengel
$100 on behalf of Matt Eshoo
$100 on behalf of Melinda Johnson
$100 on behalf of Rebecca Bunas
$100 on behalf of Sally Munn-Kenote
$100 in memory of Victor Hamzaeff
$100 from Anonymous
$100 on behalf of Wendy Shaw
$100 on behalf of william allen
$50 on behalf of Catherine Haslem
$50 on behalf of Donna Agins
$50 on behalf of Jerri Grindle
$50 on behalf of Lisa McComsey
$50 on behalf of Lois Sunrich
$50 on behalf of Rob Halpern & James Mittelmark
$50 in support of The Eshoo Family
$40 in support of Emily Eshoo
$25 on behalf of Haley Dinsmore
$25 on behalf of Katherine O'Rourke

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