• Shoshanah
  • Kelsey
  • Stanley
  • Jacob
  • Leland
  • Ryan
  • Xander
  • Michael
  • Wotay
  • Jared
  • Sean
  • Edgar
  • Ray
  • Michael
  • Emily
  • David
  • Dixie
  • Steve
  • Maricella
  • Nadia
  • You have truly Blessed our family in a way that no one could possibly understand. Kyler was born with Preventricular Nodular heterotpia and as a result developed Epilepsy and Autism. Every 5 days Kyler goes status epilepticus, and every day he has numerous absence and drop attack seizures. We have faced injury many times from seizures because we couldnt break his fall or help him quick enough. With the help of Josh Provides we are able to get Kyler a Service Dog who he calls his "Superhero Doggie" and we are all so excited to bring him home. Kyler has faced seizures during school and on the school bus with his Superhero Doggie he will have someone right there by his side to give off warning and help quicker than his teachers and bus driver can, and he will have the comforting friend by his side through it all. We can never thank you enough for all you have done for us, or for all the support you have given us. We are looking forward to writing you again once we get Copper the Superhero Doggie home.
  • Dear Bruce and the rest of the staff from JoshProvides. I am a seventeen year old boy from Florida living with epilepsy for the last six years. We thank you for the generous grant that you have provided to me and my family in our travels to The Cleveland Clinic at the end of the summer of 2014. The financial support afforded along with your connections with The Cleveland Clinic gave me the opportunity to have an evaluation from a 7 TESLA MRI scanner, one of the most powerful machines available. The information we received through your grant has been invaluable to my family and me.
  • 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!!!!
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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