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Congratulations Emma Borys!

The Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut was pleased to select Emma Borys to be the 2019 representative at the annual Teen Speak Up! conference in Washington D.C.

Emma is currently in her senior year attending Staples High School in Westport, CT. Emma was previously one of the foundation's "Faces of Epilepsy" in 2018. Emma was joined by her mother, Amee Borys, to attend the 2019 Teen Speak Up! conference and did a fantastic job representing the epilepsy community from Connecticut.

Teens Speak Up! provides an opportunity for teens with epilepsy and their parents to visit the nation's capital, receive advocacy training, meet with their legislators, and tell their personal stories. Teens Speak Up! is part of the Public Policy Institute.

Teens from across the country are nominated by affiliates and selected by the Foundation to participate in the program. After receiving training at TSU, each teen is asked to turn that training into action in their respective home districts through our Year of Service program.

Visit our Teens Speak Up! homepage to learn more about our program »

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