Funding for Epilepsy Services Eliminated

The Epilepsy Foundations of Pennsylvania rely on state funding to provide services for you! From first aid training’s in schools and educating Emergency Responder’s to referral services, we are able to help you better because of the support from the state budget. Unfortunately epilepsy services have been cut from the next fiscal budget.

This is where you come in.

Your voice is critical to securing state funding for epilepsy services! Do not rely on your neighbor to speak up; we need your help by expressing your concerns to each of your legislators and Governor Corbett.

Click here to find out who your legislators are:

Click here for a pre-drafted letter you can send to your legislator!

Governor Corbett’s budget eliminated all funding for epilepsy services.  Governor Corbett, his staff and your legislators need to hear from individuals and families affected by epilepsy that the EFEPA’s services are vital to your family. If the elected officials don’t hear from all of us that epilepsy services are important, there is no chance that the funds will be reinstated.

The Epilepsy Foundations of Pennsylvania are requesting that the state budget reinstate the $550,000 grant within the appropriation of the Pennsylvania Department of Health.


For more information on how you can help, contact us at 215-629-5003 or by email at

2 Responses to “Funding for Epilepsy Services Eliminated”

  1. Jocelyne Hashem says:

    Hello my name is Jocelyne Hashem. I read this above and I could not believe it , epilepsy services have been eliminated . I have epilepsy ever since I was 16 years old , and I am 33 now . I live with my family and they help me. I feel that epilepsy services is critical. If it’s eliminated how else are people with epilepsy and their families suppose to get help? Epilepsy services does a variety of different things to help people , it also raises awareness to other people with and without epilepsy. People with epilepsy and families needs these different epilepsy services. Governor Corbett please reinstate these services. Thank you.

    Jocelyne Hashem

  2. Dear Governor Corbett, Hi My Name Is Christina Bridges, I could not Believe it when I Read that Epilepsy Services Have Been Eliminated. I have had Epilepsy since 2009, ever since my Chiari Decompression Surgery. Apparently some people don’t understand how important the Epilepsy Services are to the People and the Families of the people with Epilepsy, because if they did this would not have Happened. We Need these Services it helps people to understand , it educates them and their families/caretakers on epilepsy. It also raises Awareness for those with Epilepsy and those who know Nothing About Epilepsy. Please reinstate these services…Thank You.

    Christina Bridges

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