According to a 2021 Gallup poll, chronic health conditions like epilepsy can affect anyone. This includes people from a variety of backgrounds, like members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people plus community members who use different language to describe identity.

Authored By:
Sasha Alick-Lindstrom, MD FAAN FACNS FAES

The Epilepsy Foundation is dedicated to patient-centric, physician-directed care. Our epilepsy community is made up of individuals of varying gender and sexual orientations, nationalities, ethnic and racial backgrounds, ages, socioeconomic status, and spiritual and cultural norms. All people differ in the way they are diagnosed, the type of seizures they have and how their seizures are treated. Each of these communities experience epilepsy differently, including having varying degrees of accessibility to specialized epilepsy care. The Foundation is committed to serving each person with epilepsy as they come to us. We do not elevate or discriminate any group because all humans are worthy of care. We see everyone as a unique person and provide assistance and support to anyone who comes to us. Doing otherwise would put our mission and our community at risk. Our utmost goal is the care, dignity, and welfare of everyone living with epilepsy. To do otherwise would jeopardize our commitment to our mission.


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