Seizure First Aid In School-Save Lives

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Seizure First Aid In School-Save Lives

Seizure First Aid Law is touching our hearts because three children we knew had a seizure while at school and passed away.  Writing our Senators and Representatives takes time and funding.  We want the law, "Sam's Law" Seizure First Aid, to be passed so that teachers will understand that there are... Read More

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Seizure First Aid Law is touching our hearts because three children we knew had a seizure while at school and passed away.  Writing our Senators and Representatives takes time and funding.  We want the law, "Sam's Law" Seizure First Aid, to be passed so that teachers will understand that there are multiple types of seizures and that there are seizures that can kill. The teacher needs to know not to put anything in the student's mouth.  To be able to tell if a student is just staring.  There are multiple types of seizures, 15,200 children just in NC have epilepsy.  There is 1 out of 1,000 that die due to a seizure.

The funding or donation will help train teachers throughout the state of NC  Posters will be made to hang in the classrooms in case the teacher is not in the room while the child is having a seizure.  Older kids can be taught if they want to be able to help.   People need to understand that epilepsy can kill.

I asked three teachers that were in a meeting with me what would they do if one of their students had a seizure.  Only one out the three knew the correct way to help a child having a seizure.  Donations are needed because it is taking forever in NC to get a law passed saying that teachers need to know seizure first aid. The Epilepsy Association of NC can use the donation to have the posters, pamphlets, and teacher training done ourselves.  


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Roxanne Davenport, on behalf of

Epilepsy Association of NC

In North Carolina alone there are 15,200 children under 17 with epilepsy. (https://www.cdc.gov/epilepsy/data/index.html) School nurses are not there all day. We need funding to teach school employees.

Roxanne Davenport

Roxane and I met through a nonprofit physician, my neurologist. We both want to spread epilepsy awareness. She lives in a different county than I, so this is what started the spread of counties joining our group. Roxanne was voted in as our secretary, works on the website, Zoom meetings, etc She has Complex Partial Petit Mal seizures. Found out they were caused by left mesial temporal sclerosis which was formed by having a high fever when she was a baby. After trying different meds and surgery, nothing helped. She still helps others.

INTERNATIONAL: Arcadia NC, US

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    Charity Davenport

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Roxanne Davenport, on behalf of

Epilepsy Association of NC

In North Carolina alone there are 15,200 children under 17 with epilepsy. (https://www.cdc.gov/epilepsy/data/index.html) School nurses are not there all day. We need funding to teach school employees.

Roxanne Davenport

Roxane and I met through a nonprofit physician, my neurologist. We both want to spread epilepsy awareness. She lives in a different county than I, so this is what started the spread of counties joining our group. Roxanne was voted in as our secretary, works on the website, Zoom meetings, etc She has Complex Partial Petit Mal seizures. Found out they were caused by left mesial temporal sclerosis which was formed by having a high fever when she was a baby. After trying different meds and surgery, nothing helped. She still helps others.

INTERNATIONAL: Arcadia NC, US

Recent Donations

  • $20.00

    Charity Davenport

    January 17,2022

    Teachers can save lives

Seizure First Aid In School-Save Lives

Seizure First Aid Law is touching our hearts because three children we knew had a seizure while at school and passed away.  Writing our Senators and Representatives takes time and funding.  We want the law, "Sam's Law" Seizure First Aid, to be passed so that teachers will understand that there are... Read More

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Campaign URL:


Seizure First Aid Law is touching our hearts because three children we knew had a seizure while at school and passed away.  Writing our Senators and Representatives takes time and funding.  We want the law, "Sam's Law" Seizure First Aid, to be passed so that teachers will understand that there are multiple types of seizures and that there are seizures that can kill. The teacher needs to know not to put anything in the student's mouth.  To be able to tell if a student is just staring.  There are multiple types of seizures, 15,200 children just in NC have epilepsy.  There is 1 out of 1,000 that die due to a seizure.

The funding or donation will help train teachers throughout the state of NC  Posters will be made to hang in the classrooms in case the teacher is not in the room while the child is having a seizure.  Older kids can be taught if they want to be able to help.   People need to understand that epilepsy can kill.

I asked three teachers that were in a meeting with me what would they do if one of their students had a seizure.  Only one out the three knew the correct way to help a child having a seizure.  Donations are needed because it is taking forever in NC to get a law passed saying that teachers need to know seizure first aid. The Epilepsy Association of NC can use the donation to have the posters, pamphlets, and teacher training done ourselves.  


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