Latest Epilepsy, Seizure & Support News


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Upcoming Lecture Series…small head

 Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute in collaboration with The Matty Fund Present:

Understanding Epilepsy: Seizures, Spells and the Brain.

A panel of experts

“Recognizing Seizures” – Andrew Blum, MD, PhD – Associate Professor of Neurology, Alpert Medical School, Brown University – Co-Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Rhode Island Hospital

“Women and Epilepsy” – Julie Roth, MD – Assistant Professor of Neurology, Alpert Medical School, Brown University

“The Stigma of Epilepsy” – Preeti Gupta, MD – Assistant Professor of Neurology, Alpert Medical School, Brown University

“Services for Patients and Families” – Marisol Garcia – Executive Director, The Matty Fund

  Thursday, November 6, 2014 6:00-8:00 pm at the Alpert Medical School, Brown University

Advanced Registration is required:  Please call 401-793-9132 or email:



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Our Mission: The Matty Fund ® will provide family resources, raise epilepsy awareness, promote patient safety and improve the quality of life for children and families living with epilepsy. The Matthew Siravo Memorial Foundation is a non-profit organization in memory of Matthew Siravo who passed away from epilepsy May 11, 2003. It is dedicated to providing aid for Epilepsy research and education, Epilepsy awareness through educational programs and annual scholarships to high school seniors diagnosed with Epilepsy. Epilepsy affects 3 million Americans and is the third most common neurological disorder. Nearly 200,000 new cases occur each year. One in every 100 Americans will experience a seizure at some point in their lives, while 3% will develop Epilepsy. “Source: Epilepsy Foundation of America” Through public donations and organized fundraising events, the Matthew Siravo Memorial Foundation will be “Helping Others With Epilepsy.”