Advancing Awareness of Epilepsy & SUDEP - The Danny Did Foundation
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Epilepsy Dad Cycles Around Lake Michigan to Support Others

John McShea was interviewed on Fox Chicago about his new book, "Old Bones, Young Spirit".

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Team Danny Did in the 2024 Chicago Marathon

Our runners from across North America are training and fundraising to advance awareness of epilepsy and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). We are proud to have this team as our largest ever in the Chicago Marathon.

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Epilepsy Awareness Day At Disneyland

November 18- November 20
Families and advocates from around United States will meet at the world's most iconic theme park for epilepsy education and awareness. Danny Did will be there!

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Stories of Impact

Danny continues to have an impact on this world long past his last breath.

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Danny Did

Who We Are

Founded by Chicagoans Mike and Mariann Stanton after the Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) of their son Danny just before his fifth birthday. We are dedicated in our mission to prevent deaths caused by seizures. The foundation is named after the last line of Danny's obituary, written by his dad:

Please go and enjoy your life. Danny did.

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Danny’s example to all of us was that Danny Did take his time in life, Danny Did engage others in his life, and Danny Did enjoy his life. Danny Did, and we can –and will– through time, people, and passion succeed in our mission to prevent deaths caused by seizures.

Danny Did Device Program

Because of the Danny Did Grant Program, we have been able to help many families who need cost reduction of seizure detection and seizure prediction devices - as well as other technologies - that are designed to enable intervention by a caregiver.
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Our Mission

To advance public awareness of epilepsy and the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP), to protect people with epilepsy, and to prevent deaths caused by seizures.

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Our Vision

We want a reality in which healthcare providers proactively communicate about the risk of SUDEP and other forms of mortality associated with epilepsy. We need to elevate awareness of, and access to, technologies that enable early intervention and added safety.

Our Commitment

Danny Did is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the way that we operate, and in the families and communities that we serve.

Stories of Impact

Danny continues to have an impact on this world long past his last breath. We have received emails and letters from people around the world who have been affected by epilepsy and SUDEP.
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Hogan Family, Halifax, PA

Words cannot express our gratitude for the grant you’ve given us for a seizure monitor for our 2-year-old son. We appreciate your work, kindness, and dedication to other parents and children dealing with epilepsy. I’ve already had a discussion with our neurologist and nurse practitioner about the amazing work your foundation is doing and how seizure monitors can get kids back in their own beds safely. You have helped us feel less alone and the Emfit monitor will bring our entire family peace. Thank you for making such a huge impact for us and other families. I will be looking forward to finding ways to get involved with your cause. Please know how grateful we are. READ MORE

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Hogan Family, Halifax, PA

Words cannot express our gratitude for the grant you’ve given us for a seizure monitor for our 2-year-old son. We appreciate your work, kindness, and dedication to other parents and children dealing with epilepsy. I’ve already had a discussion with our neurologist and nurse practitioner about the amazing work your foundation is doing and how seizure monitors can get kids back in their own beds safely. You have helped us feel less alone and the Emfit monitor will bring our entire family peace. Thank you for making such a huge impact for us and other families. I will be looking forward to finding ways to get involved with your cause. Please know how grateful we are. READ MORE

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Hogan Family, Halifax, PA

Words cannot express our gratitude for the grant you’ve given us for a seizure monitor for our 2-year-old son. We appreciate your work, kindness, and dedication to other parents and children dealing with epilepsy. I’ve already had a discussion with our neurologist and nurse practitioner about the amazing work your foundation is doing and how seizure monitors can get kids back in their own beds safely. You have helped us feel less alone and the Emfit monitor will bring our entire family peace. Thank you for making such a huge impact for us and other families. I will be looking forward to finding ways to get involved with your cause. Please know how grateful we are. READ MORE

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Make a Difference

Your giving support makes a huge impact for the 1 in 26 Americans who will develop epilepsy over their lifetime. Your tax deductible contribution supports our mission to protect people who face epilepsy. Every size gift enables us to advance epilepsy and SUDEP awareness, educate youth about seizure safety, further public policies that positively impact people with epilepsy, and most all of, to support families with practical resources that protect their loved ones.

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