My 33rd birthday is coming up on February 27th. I am so grateful to have such incredible friends, family and colleagues who send the most thoughtful gifts, beautiful flowers, and their love and kindness - it has meant so much to me. This year, as Icaro began to ask what I wanted for my birthday, I thought the biggest gift would be giving back to others. So instead of gifts or celebrations, I'd love for you to consider a donation to the Epilepsy Foundation if you're in a position to do so. Additionally, I will personally match each dollar you donate, up to $10,000.
You may know how dear the Epilepsy Foundation is to me. They have helped me with my own personal journey with Epilepsy and have given me the consistent support and encouragement to bravely share my story publicly to continue to help others and end the stigmas surrounding this condition. As a board member, I've been able to see first-hand how they've helped shaped the lives of countless others in the most impactful ways.
I want to continue to educate our communities about epilepsy and seizures - and inspire those with epilepsy to know they are not alone, in more ways that one. Your donation will help the Epilepsy Foundation fund programs, education, research and advocacy efforts to help MILLIONS of people who live with epilepsy!
I hope you'll join me in celebrating a little differently this year.
I love you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
With love always,