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  • Hello, Thank You very much for such incredible and amazing support. It took only 24 hrs from the day I had expressed our family need for the Emfit seizure monitor and Your approval. I do not remember having such a fast processing time anywhere else in our past. Our hope that one day our family will be able to bring more peace and assurance for others like You did for us. Our son Edward was one of the twins. They were born at full term and had no complications of any kind. They had breast milk until 18 month old. Edward was very healthy and strong boy. His favorite thing was to lift an item bigger than himself and carry around. He was very interesting in books. He was eating in 10 minutes the same amount our 4 years toddler in half an hour. 99 percent of noise in our house was coming from him. On January 6th of 2014 at around 4 am in the morning life for our family had stopped. Edward's brain was effected by para Influenza 1 virus. I waked up to a very quite sound coming from Edward”s bed-he was having seizure. We do not know for how long he was seizing. Due to heavy snow, it took about 25 minutes for the emergency to arrive. Edward was having seizure all this time. He was not getting any oxygen. Edward was for a week on life support and suffered brain trauma. Edward diagnosed with: seizure disorder, cortical vision impairment. We spent 5 weeks in a hospital. Today, after many prayers Edward is slowly coming back. Doctors said that he will never walk unless he use special equipment. However, his motors skills come back almost 100 percent. He is number one in eating again and we believe his vision is coming back too. We are christian and we do believe for his 100 percent healing because Edward is God’s property. Thank You very much for helping with seizure monitor device because we can not afford the price. I wish every child that has been diagnosed with seizure disorder would have such device. This device can be a child's life saving.
    Aurelius, Alena & Edward
  • Alyssa is a spirited 18yr old beautiful girl who has been plagued by Epilepsy her entire life. She has had to endure some terrible things over the years.  We have tried numerous different treatments from Medications, VNS surgery, to Brain Surgery for removal of part of her seizure focus.  All have helped but nothing has controlled the seizures completely. She continues to have seizures daily.   Recently, Alyssa's seizures have increasingly gotten worse to the point of her not being able to attend school.  Finally,  we found a cutting edge alternative treatment plan (Neurofeedback).  Since this treatment is relatively new and considered an alternative treatment our insurance company wouldn't cover the cost.  JoshProvides has stepped in and so far we have seen a complete turn around.  She is smiling again, reduced seizures, and a complete new outlook on her future.  She is even back in school.  Without the support of  JOSHPROVIDES we would have never been able to pay for something like this. Thank you for being such a blessing to our family. Chasta and Alyssa
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  • JoshProvides has been wonderful for us! Our daughter has nocturnal seizures for the most part, I was constantly getting up to check on every single little noise we would hear from her room at night-often not finding anything. Now, with JoshProvides’ help, we've been able to purchase the Sami Monitor to help us monitor our daughter's night time seizures. We could never have afforded to make this purchase, JoshProvides helped us do this. Thank you to everyone that helps run this program, we can't tell you what a blessing you've been to us! -Zach, Jessica, and Ivy.
6Shortly after Josh passed away, Sandi, Nicole and Bruce Chapnick (the “Chapnick Family”) established the Joshua David Chapnick Memorial Fund (“JDCMF”) with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County (“CFSC”) in honor and memory of Josh who died from a fatal seizure. CFSC is a tax-exempt organization under IRC Section 501(c)(3) and a public charity under IRC Section 509(a)(1) or (2)…read more

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The charitable purpose of JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation (“JoshProvides Foundation” or “Foundation”) is to educate, increase awareness, and provide financial assistance for people living with epilepsy and seizure disorders and their families…read more

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JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation (“Foundation” or “JoshProvides”) organized its first EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP for the greater Sarasota/Manatee County, Florida area for the benefit of those living with epilepsy and their families on January 15, 2013. Monthly meetings are held on the first Monday of each month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, at 2033 Main Street, Suite 301, Center Pointe Building, Sarasota, FL 34237.

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