Halyn Murtha was a vibrant, young girl whose life was cut short as a result of SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy).

The Murtha Family and the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut are pleased to offer this assistance fund, which has been created in her honor. This fund is to help people with epilepsy in need of financial assistance to cover the cost of epilepsy treatment, and care services associated with the condition.


The following are examples of qualified services or items:

  • Medication Assistance
  • Medical Services, Devices or Supports
  • Respite Care Services


 Eligibility Criteria:

 To be eligible, the applicant must:

  • Currently be under the care of a licensed neurologist or epileptologist
  • Certify medical need
  • Submit a completed and executed application for financial assistance, along with any required documentation.
  • Be able to identify and explain the purpose of the request for financial assistance, including a statement of need



Grants are awarded at the discretion of a committee and subject to the availability of fund resources and application requirements.  It may take up to 21 days for applicants to receive a response to their request.  Submission of an application does not guarantee an award will be made.



For more information or to apply for assistance please contact Monica Anzelone at 860-346-1924 or monica@epilepsyct.com.  

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