• Shoshanah
  • Kelsey
  • Stanley
  • Jacob
  • Leland
  • Ryan
  • Xander
  • Michael
  • Wotay
  • Jared
  • Sean
  • Edgar
  • Ray
  • Michael
  • Emily
  • David
  • Dixie
  • Steve
  • Maricella
  • Nadia
  • Bruce, Words cannot express my gratitude for the financial assistance that was given to me by the Josh Provides foundation for an EMFIT seizure monitor for my daughter Victoria (age 6). Out of all the foundations I reached out to, Josh Provides is the only one that responded to my outcry for help! Since receiving the monitor, Victoria has been sleeping in her on room at night and has gained a new lease on her independence (she tells me she's a "big girl now")!  The accuracy of the monitor is impeccable! Since Victoria began having seizures at age 2, this is the is the first time she's slept apart from me in our house and I can rest at ease now knowing that I will be alerted when she has a seizure. This monitor and your foundation have been a "MIRACLE" to my family, and I want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart!!!!
  • Dear Bruce and All at JoshProvides No words can say it all. But “THANK-YOU”. I have been sleeping in my room again. The EMFIT Monitor has gone off and David was having a seizure and I got to him. To myself, I say “Thank-you” every time. I just wanted to write and thank-you again for your “gift”. My family thanks you also. Take care. All the best.
    Rebecca and David
  • Mason began having seizures at some point between 2-3 months of age. He was born absolutely perfect. 8lbs 4oz of chubby baby love. He is the completion of our family, having 2 big sisters and a big brother. I knew something was not right with him around 4 months of age when he continued to have "jerks" but the pediatrician assured me that babies can have newborn jerks or the Moro Reflex for some time. He was misdiagnosed again around 6 months of age and it wasn't until he was 8 months old and he had an 8 minute tonic clonic seizure that I brought him to the ER. At that point an MRI was ordered and we found out a month later that he has Tuberous Sclerosis, Epilepsy and Infantile Spasms. This was crushing as I got this diagnosis while my husband who is active duty Army was deployed to the Middle East.  He watched helplessly as I sent him videos of his baby having seizures. We have transferred hospitals and have been working tirelessly with the doctors to try and stop his daily seizures. He is now 17 months old has been on 6 different seizure medications and now the Ketogenic diet. As we are praying daily for control of these seizures we are very thankful that JoshProvides will be providing an Emfit seizure monitor, in hopes that we can sleep a little better at night.
    Dorothy & Mason
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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Except for the funds maintained in the Foundation’s general operating account to award financial assistance and overhead costs of operation, all donor funds are held and invested by Community Foundation of Sarasota County…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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JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation is a Florida not-for-profit corporation. The Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) has determined that the Foundation is exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3)…

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