50 Scholarships Awarded for Kids Speak Up! 2008
Kids Speak Up! is a national conference for youth leaders with epilepsy. It provides 7-16 year olds with a unique opportunity to educate elected officials and staff about the disease. It’s also the first chance for many participants to speak out and meet other youth with epilepsy.
Chris Ames, a 10-year-old participant, was typical of many at last year’s event. He strode confidently to the stage on the first night of the conference and said, “I’m not ashamed to have epilepsy. I don’t care what people say; I just keep going. I’m a one-man army!”
Fifty families will receive scholarships to attend Kids Speak Up! 2008. Scholarships provide funding for one parent and one child’s travel, lodging and other expenses. They are sponsored through an educational grant from Abbott Laboratories.
Kids Speak Up! will be held March 30 - April 1, 2008 in Washington, DC.
Please contact Joseph LaMountain at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding the event.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
From the Epilepsy Foundation:
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Very cool article. Super brief summary. Guy's sister dies from epilepsy. He decides to honor her by taking her necklace to the top of K2. Nearly dies. Saved by some locals. Inspired to build schools for children. The article is great. I'm planning on reading his book: Three Cups of Tea