Hope Shines Bright
The hope of this Holiday Season shines brighter, because of all of the volunteers who are committed to bringing better health and comfort to Nebraskans living with disease and disability, and helping CHC-NE to further our Mission of improving lives by raising funds for Nebraska’s health charities. We are so grateful for our workplace giving partners – United Way of the Midlands, United Way of Lincoln and Lancaster County and all of those business and industry leaders across Nebraska who hosted a “Partners in Health” campaign this year. Raising money for our member charities is truly a team effort and we are thankful you are all a part of our team.
While many of our workplace giving campaigns have wrapped up, our annual Curt Gordon Memorial CHC-NE Foundation drive is still underway. To those of you who have already given – Thank You! For those of you who haven’t, there is still time to send in your 2013 tax deductible gift.
From all of us at Community Health Charities of Nebraska – Warmest Wishes for a Happy Holidays!!
Approximately 1 of every 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. Epilepsy is among the least understood of major chronic health conditions. But the Epilepsy Foundation of America, a proud member of Community Health Charities, is working to change that.
Epilepsy is a medical condition that produces seizures affecting a variety of mental and physical functions. It is also called a seizure disorder. When a person has two or more unprovoked seizures, they are considered to have epilepsy. Seizures can last from a few seconds to a few minutes. They can have many symptoms, from convulsions and loss of consciousness to some that are not always recognized as seizures (such as blank staring, lip smacking or jerking moments of arms and legs). Most people with epilepsy live a full life span, but there are potential factors associated with living with epilepsy and seizures that may increase the risk of injury or untimely death.
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