Longview investment analyst, Chad Odell, has recently joined the advisory board of the Alabama chapter of the Epilepsy Foundation. Chad’s wife has suffered from seizures for more than 15 years, but it took years for her to receive a formal diagnosis of epilepsy. Since receiving her diagnosis her seizures have improved, but they have not gone away. Her diagnosis still affects their daily lives and Chad is excited to have the opportunity to serve a cause that means so much to his family.
The mission of Epilepsy Foundation Alabama is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. Epilepsy Foundation Alabama is a chapter of the national Epilepsy Foundation. With the strength of a national organization and network of epilepsy experts, Epilepsy Foundation Alabama provides national scope and local impact.
The Epilepsy Foundation provides many services to the community including a 24/7 hotline, community forums, Kids Crew, seizure education, SUDEP Institute, and advocacy. Epilepsy Foundation Alabama is hosting four fundraising walks across the state this year in Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, and Birmingham. For more information visit their website at www.epilepsyalabama.org.