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Dear friends,

Our son, Chris, was a senior in college, ten weeks shy of graduation. He was on the Dean’s List. His passion was baseball. Always there for his friends and family, Chris was generous and thoughtful.

But, beneath his upbeat demeanor, Chris struggled each and every day of his life with the impacts of epilepsy. He hated the mind-numbing medications and their side-effects. He suffered short-term memory loss and was always tired. And, then there was the constant unpredictability—when and where would the next seizure happen? Would we ever be able to bring them under control?

We thought we’d seen the very worst of epilepsy, until the day we got the call that Chris had died of an epileptic seizure… at the age of 21.We had no idea that he was at risk of losing his life to this disease--that epilepsy kills tens of thousands of Americans a year.

Epilepsy is the most common neurological disease, yet it receives far fewer research dollars and far less attention than other conditions affecting the brain.  And, our story is testimony to the fact that epilepsy is not something we can continue to neglect.

In Chris’ memory, and for the 2.5 million Americans affected, please give as generously as you can. With more research towards a cure, we can spare other families the heartache and loss we live with every day.

With much gratitude for your support,

Jeanne Donalty

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CURE CURE is a non-profit organization founded by mothers of children with epilepsy who joined forces to spearhead the search for a cure.

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