Mission Statement: Join us as we work to improve the lives of those living with epilepsy or other seizure disorders.

  • Shoshanah
  • Kelsey
  • Stanley
  • Jacob
  • Leland
  • Ryan
  • Xander
  • Michael
  • Wotay
  • Jared
  • Sean
  • Edgar
  • Ray
  • Michael
  • Emily
  • David
  • Dixie
  • Steve
  • Maricella
  • Nadia
  • I can’t begin to tell you how grateful I am for the effort and support you provided for me and my service dog Keegan. In 2008 I was diagnosed with Juvenile Myclonic Epilepsy and it was a huge life style change. Dealing with this disorder made me realize how much of a burden it can become on others to always feel the need to “take care” of me, so to speak. I grew up living a very independent life where I’d rather do things myself instead of having to depend on others. Especially being in college, depending on other people can be tricky and I never knew whose hands I could be putting my life in. After having multiple seizures a day while in my dorm leading to an enormous amount of concussions which effected my study routine, I realized I needed something else other than having someone check up on me every hour or sleep over in my room. So I decided to invest in a service dog. Being a college student, funds were always very tight even while working 2 jobs. But I realized that this dog can potentially save my life and being in a financial pinch will be worth it in the end. After signing up with the trainer to receive Keegan, someone had recommended I get in contact with JoshProvides to help elevate some of the financial burden. I reached out to Mr.Chapnick and he was SO helpful and very responsive to any questions I had regarding the grant process. After submitting my application, it was within 24 hours I had been approved and I broke down in tears. I was stressing so much over the cost of Keegan that I wasn’t fully taking care of myself and worrying so much about how I’m going to get by each month with my bills. JoshProvides gave me a huge sense of relief and so great to work with. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all that you have done for me and the rest of the epilepsy community. I can finally feel at peace with an awesome dog that can save my life.
    Taylor
  • Dear Mr. Chapnick & JoshProvides, Thank you so much for the grant to help us pay for our new seizure response dog, Goldie, for our daughter, Helen. Goldie is already changing our lives for the better. Thank you for all the tremendous work you do to help our epilepsy community.  I admire your strength and dedication.
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    Amy, Helen, Chris, Ben & Goldie
  • I cannot begin to thank JoshProvides for the peace of mind the SAMi-3 monitor will provide to me in monitoring my daughter’s night seizures.  My daughter Sydney has both Epilepsy and Sensory Processing Disorder.  The aspect of “missing” a seizure is a daily stressor for me, and being a widow who has two jobs, the cost of the monitor was a bit limiting.  JoshProvides came through and gave me the peace of mind that I so badly needed.  The thought that I would miss a seizure during the night, and have it cause an adverse effect for my child is an emotionally crippling scenario.  I am so grateful to Bruce Chapnick with JoshProvides and Cynthia Anderson at HiPass Design, LLC for the speed in which my request was processed.  Sydney was approved for the SAMi-3 monitor within two weeks and everyone I have dealt with has been amazing, and kept me informed throughout the process. Thank you again for all that you do for those fighting Epilepsy,
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    Jennifer (Sydney’s Mom)
6Josh Chapnick was only 28 years old in 2008 when he passed away as a result of a seizure. Bruce, Sandi, and Nicole Chapnick, Josh’s parents and sister, knew immediately that they wanted to create a resource for others with epilepsy to honor the memory of Josh.
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Services We Provide

How We Use Our Funds

Except for the funds maintained in the Foundation’s general operating account to award financial assistance and overhead costs of operation, all donor funds are held and invested by Community Foundation of Sarasota County…read more

How To Apply For Assistance

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JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation is a Section 501(c)(3) public not for profit charity that offers services and financial assistance to individuals whose physician has diagnosed them with epilepsy or other seizure disorder. read more

Support Groups

JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation (“Foundation” or “JoshProvides”) organized its first EPILEPSY SUPPORT GROUP for the greater Sarasota/Manatee County, Florida area for the benefit of those living with epilepsy and their families on January 15, 2013. Monthly meetings are held on the first Monday of each month from 6:30pm to 8:00pm, Perkins Restaurant, 5921 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, FL 34232

Faces of JoshProvides

You open your hand, and provide for all the living

Josh’s Epitaph and Basis for JoshProvides