Robert Campbell was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 7. We could not see the seizures he was having, but he was monitored by EEG regularly. It slowed him down some and he had some coordination and educational difficulties, but it wasn’t until 7th grade that the impacts of the seizures started to show. By ninth grade he was falling down regularly with seizures that look more generalized. There were 20 per day in the beginning and took a year and a half to stop falling down and another year or more to regulate medication that slowed him down cognitively. After a year at Thames Academy, a transitional program to college, Robert earned a semester’s worth of college credit and is now three years seizure free and a first semester college sophomore. We want to continue to support the Epilepsy Foundation of CT because we couldn’t have made it through that time period without them providing assistance in school meetings, payment for an overnight camp for him to attend and art therapy among other things, but also for the advocacy we were able to be a part of to create better lives for people with epilepsy in CT. This year it is extra important for us to participate in events that support epilepsy because Robert lost a close friend who also had epilepsy.