EPILEPSY is one of the world’s oldest diseases. Its chronic symptoms can be managed with inexpensive and effective medicines. That’s the good news!
BUT IT’S IRRELEVANT to the nearly 40 million people with epilepsy who are in under-resourced areas of the world. They have limited or no access to trained healthcare professionals or medications that can make their lives more livable. Their risk of premature death is 3-6 times higher than for the general population.
The vast majority of people with epilepsy in the U.S. have their seizures controlled with medicine. Their rights are protected under the Americans with Disabilities act. But patients in the rest of the world don’t receive the same quality care, or even a modicum of understanding from their uninformed neighbors. They can be denied access to jobs, insurance, driver’s licenses and even marriage.
I’m working with a group of committed professionals to create a brighter future for those with epilepsy in the Rest Of the World through the ROW Foundation.
“The global inequity in care of those with epilepsy is eye-opening and heart-wrenching. The knowledge and medicines already exist to level the field in treating this disease. We just have to summon the will and do the work to make it a reality.” Scott Boyer, Founder of ROW
Learn more and support this noble cause through their Indiegogo campaign.