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A family at the Walk to End Epilepsy 5K

Nearly 66,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming live with epilepsy.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming leads the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures and save lives.

What Is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a medical condition that produces seizures. A seizure is a disruption of the electrical communication between neurons. This can affect a variety of mental and physical functions.

It’s also called a seizure disorder. When a person has two or more seizures, they are considered to have epilepsy.

A seizure happens when a brief, strong surge of electrical activity affects part or all of the brain. One in 10 adults will have a seizure sometime during their life and 1 in 26 will be diagnosed with epilepsy during their lifetime, making epilepsy the fourth most common neurological condition.

Resources

We provide resources to ensure appropriate and accurate information for those impacted by epilepsy. Our goal is to connect, educate and empower those in the epilepsy community to inspire you to successfully manage your healthcare and lives.

A boy hugging a dog at the Walk to End Epilepsy 5K
A smiling dad holds his laughing sons in his lap

Make a Difference

We will not rest until we achieve a world free from seizures – and your gift will help us achieve this vision.

Upcoming Programs and Events

We offer a broad range of educational programs, support groups, and fundraising events to support the 65,000 people living with epilepsy in Colorado & Wyoming. We hope to see you soon!

Virtual Teen Support Group

Note time change for the summer: 2 - 3 pm.  Our Virtual Teenage Support Group for ages 13-17 meets the…

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Th1nk26: Mental Health Issues + Epilepsy

An epilepsy diagnosis changes everything, and mental health is always impacted. Learn how to stay mentally and emotionally healthy as…

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Adult Online Support Group

Adult Online Support Group meets the first Thursday of the month on Zoom at 7pm. Contact Kent at kent@thefamilywatson.com for…

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