National Epilepsy Awareness Month

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month and JoshProvides partners with ESSWFL

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month and JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation is partnering with Epilepsy Services of SW Florida to ensure that adults with epilepsy or other seizure disorders are able to receive medical services and treatment. JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation awarded Epilepsy Services of SW FL with 30-day SCAT bus passes to distribute to individuals who participate in the ESSWFL Epilepsy Medical Clinic.

Transportation is a significant challenge for individuals who have epilepsy or suffer from other seizure disorders. In the State of Florida, individuals are prohibited from operating a vehicle until they are seizure-free for a minimum of six months.

Andria Bilan, CEO, JoshProvides presented twenty-five bus passes to Alex Batalla, Case Manager, and Barbara Coleman, Community Outreach Coordinator of Epilepsy Services of SW Florida.

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that will impact 1 in 26 people during their lifetime. It is estimated that more than 400,000 individuals in Florida have been diagnosed with epilepsy. Seizures are unpredictable and directly impact the health and safety of the individual. To learn how you can help support individuals with epilepsy, visit

About JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation

Founded in 2008, JoshProvides works to improve the lives of those living with epilepsy or other seizure disorders. JoshProvides offers help and hope to children, individuals, and families to combat social isolation, maintain independence and improve the quality of their lives.

About Epilepsy Services of SW FL

The goal of Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida is to assist in the process of empowering our patients toward self -management to be able to lead as close to a normal life as possible. With appropriate and effective diagnosis and treatment we regularly experience this outcome.