Testimonials 2017-07-23T14:03:52+00:00

How is Empowering Epilepsy helping others? Read the testimonials below.

Congratulations to our friend, Leigh Goldie, for a successful event to support Epilepsy awareness. She hosted a “Purple Day of Bowling”, bringing friends, families, and supporters together for a night of fun.

Over 2.2 million people living in the United States have Epilepsy, half of them are children. Epilepsy cannot be cured. At least 1 million people in the United States have uncontrolled Epilepsy. We still need more research, better treatments, and most important, we need a cure!

There are more than twice as many people with Epilepsy in the United States than the number of people with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and cystic fibrosis combined.

The message on the cups that were distributed, EMPOWERING EPILEPSY – CHANGE THE CONVERSATION, says it all. We need to change the stigma of those who live with Epilepsy, end the suffering, and empower those individuals to get the help that they need.

Leigh, thank you again for all that you are doing.

Ohio State Senator Kenny Yuko, Ohio State Senate
“It was a pleasure meeting you. I admire your passion and truly appreciate the time and effort you put into reaching out to others, sharing information, and making a difference. My daughter and I walked out of your meeting with new information, perspective, and validation. Thank you!!”
“Great talking to you–can’t begin to tell you just how cathartic it is to talk to someone who understands our struggle.”
“My mom had a great time at the meeting last night and is very much looking forward to the next one! You’ve all quickly become like a second family to me.”
“I applaud you for everything you are doing. Thank you for helping individuals with Epilepsy.”

“Thank you for including him in the Empowering Through the Arts Art Therapy Program. He had a great time. He loves his art and was so proud that he tried something new.” – 

“I find the meetings so helpful!”
“I have to commend you on your website!! WOW!! What great information you have provided. I really wish we would have had access to it when our daughter was first diagnosed, however, I am glad we can utilize it going forward. I know you are on your way to helping many individuals!!”
“I am still on a “high” from talking to you yesterday. It is always “added strength” to speak with someone with so much in common with you. It’s so good to realize that you’re not fighting this battle of wrong thoughts in society alone. My anxiety is continually making me so exited to meet other people that will finally know what I’m talking about and perhaps can benefit from the many downfalls I’ve suffered through small minded people full of misinformation. Just having an inkling that perhaps my experiences might be able to help others is extremely gratuitous.”
“It’s a great experience to talk to you and know that you understand some of the things that my family and I are going through. I look forward to hearing more from you about Empowering Epilepsy and what you hope to accomplish. I am very interested and connected to the concept of informing/educating/collaborating for the purpose of empowering people affected by epilepsy.”
“Thanks for all you do and have done Leigh Goldie! Your vision and desire to bring awareness in Northeast Ohio was much needed. It is absolutely wonderful that another resource (Empowering Epilepsy ) is available for the many in need. I and my family thank you for making a difference!”

“The art therapy opportunity sponsored by Empowering Epilepsy provided a chance for me and my son to get out together for an adventure we may never have had.  Even better news is that during these six classes he discovered that he enjoyed the projects planned by the art therapist.  I am hoping this enjoyment (so rare in his life) will blossom into a long-term interest.  Thanks to Leigh Goldie for her efforts to bring stimulating and beneficial opportunities to individuals with epilepsy.”