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

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  • I wanted to thank you for your generous donation of a SAMi monitoring system for my son, Ben.  I have been using a baby monitor for years, and because of it I have had very few restful nights sleep.  The SAMi is such a superior product I couldn't imagine ever going back to the old ways!  Ben likes that he is not being constantly on "camera" which provides him some privacy, especially now that he is a preteen. Being a solo mum of two special needs kids has its challenges. I can't thank you enough for helping our family provide an extra layer of safety for Ben.  I am truly thankful for your kindness and generosity!!! With love and blessings, Lynne, Sophia and Ben
    Ben Hillard SAMi
  • Joshprovides has been the light at the end of a dark tunnel. I had searched for many months and long hour, looking for funding trying to get my son a much needed service dog. My son suffers from a seizure disorder and brain damage from birth. Due to the increasing severity of his disability I was no longer able to work and trying to support our seven children on now one income. Four of our children have different disabilities. Getting what our son needed was beyond our reach until we came across Joshprovides. Joshprovides have been very helpful and understanding. We feel like we have been given back hope again.
  • Lillianna was diagnosed with epilepsy as an infant, fortunately we were able to control them with a low dose of medication (trileptal).  However, in the past three months she has begun to have clonic tonic seizures while she is sleeping and focal seizures throughout the day.  I am currently working with her doctors to try to get them subdued; we have increased her trileptal to the maximum dose; however, she is still having focal seizures everyday.  Lillianna's epilepsy is due to her diagnosis of having a duplicated chromosome that cause epilepsy among many other things. As her mother, I am in great fear that she will keep continue to have tonic clonic seizures throughout the night and I will not hear her.  After reading the testimonies of many people who have found great comfort and confidence with the Emfit monitor; I feel that this would be extremely helpful and could possibly save her life.  Unfortunately,  I do not have the income or financial resources to afford this monitor.  When I applied for assistance through joshprovides.org, I did not expect such a quick response.  The sense of urgency and compassion was overwhelmingly joyful, just to say the least.  I am forever grateful for your assistance! Thank you, Samantha, Andrew, & Lillianna
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, Inc. (“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 Tuesday of each month from 6:30 pm to 8:15 pm, State College of Florida – Lakewood Ranch Campus, 7131 Professional Pkwy E, Sarasota, FL 34240

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