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Advancing Awareness of Epilepsy & Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP)

"Thank you for this opportunity to sleep with a little less worry! Her diagnosis flipped our world on its head. We learn something new about epilepsy daily, and work to help her live her best life."

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Founded by Chicagoans Mike and Mariann Stanton after the Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) of their son Danny just before his fifth birthday, the Danny Did Foundation is dedicated in its mission to prevent deaths caused by seizures. The name of the foundation comes from the last line of Danny's obituary, written by his dad: Please go and enjoy your life. Danny did.

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Seizure First Aid

Note the time the seizure begins.
Protect the person seizing by clearing their surroundings and gently cushion the person's head.
Roll the person on their side, ensure their airway is clear and loosen tight neckwear.
Stay calm. You can't stop the seizure.
If the seizure persists for more than 5 minutes, or if you're concerned for the person's safety, call 9-1-1.

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Example is not the main thing influencing those around you, it is the only thing.


Meet Our Most Recent Device Recipients



Chicago, IL

Device Recipient

Sarah is 6 years old and was diagnosed with epilepsy at age two. Her favorite activities are coloring and making her three older brothers laugh.

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Please go and enjoy your life.
Danny Did.