You Are Not Alone
Over 120,000 kids are diagnosed with epilepsy annually throughout the U.S. That’s one every five minutes. It affects children at different ages, and in different ways.
For some, it will be a temporary problem, easily controlled with medication and outgrown after a few years. For nearly 40%, it may be a lifelong challenge affecting many areas of their lives and the lives of those around them.
The good news is that medical treatment of childhood epilepsy is getting better: more medications to control seizures are now available and research towards a cure continues. However, the cost of quality medical care continues to escalate, resulting in an immense financial burden on families fighting against epilepsy. For many families, the cost of medication alone can be upwards of $3,000 a month, and that is not even including the associated costs of travel, tools and devices, and providing appropriate care for the child.
CeCe Cares Pediatric Epilepsy Foundation is proud to be the leading national organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children suffering from epilepsy and supporting the families who love them. We focus on enriching their lives, from diagnosis to adulthood.
Our mission is carried out by raising funds for The CeCe Bear® Initiative, which donates custom teddy bears to comfort the children being treated at the leading pediatric epilepsy centers across America. These bears are uniquely designed to accommodate the needs of chronically ill children. We also provide financial support to the families who are challenged with paying for this treatment and host an online resource center for those seeking more information about living with pediatric epilepsy.