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What: Seize The Cure, Epilepsy Awareness Concert & Forum

When: Sunday, May 21st 2017. Doors open at 1pm and the official start time is 2 pm.

Where: Peace December Headquarters at 2006 Westchester Ave. Bronx, NY 10462

Why: To spread awareness for epilepsy and to garner donations towards more research, epilepsy prevention and treatment.

 

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that causes sudden recurrent episodes of sensory disturbance, loss of consciousness, or convulsions, associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

The “Seize the Cure” event was inspired by Maliq Fenelon, the son of Tara Gibson (BKA TJ Vida of the music group and the event’s organizers Diverse Gravity). Maliq suffers from Refractory Epilepsy which is a form of Epilepsy that is not controlled by seizure medications and is extremely difficult to treat and manage and one of the reasons for that being there are usually no signs, triggers or a recognizable patterns of occurrence.

“My son has had 45 seizures in a year, and half which medications have yet to control and when medications lessen the quantity of seizures within a month, the side effects are still unbearable.” Tara Gibson expresses as a concerned mother. “Due to his condition
being life threatening, his chances for SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death of Someone with Epilepsy) are higher. This obviously has
taken a huge toll on me as his mother, his father and our family who fear for his life everyday. In addition, his condition has taken a toll on me in more ways than any parent can imagine having to physically handle him during a seizure, adjust scheduling so he is not left alone, and emotionally for feeling helpless.”

Instead of waddling in the feeling of helplessness Tara Gibson along with her other half, Jamaal Kennedy BKA MellyRow Stacks of Diverse Gravity have decided to utilize their connections and influence within the music, media and entertainment industry to bring the community together to spread more awareness for Epilepsy, educate the public and to raise proceeds that will go towards research, prevention and treating the condition. Although this event was inspired by her experience raising a son burned with the ailment, Tara knows that there are millions of Americans faced with the struggles of epilepsy daily rather it be through caring for a loved one, or having the condition themselves. Seize the Cure is an event that will help.

The event will be held on Sunday, May 21st. Doors open at 1pm and the event will start promptly at 2:00 PM. There is a $20 required
donation to attend this special event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seize The cure will be held at the Peace December Headquarters at 2006 Westchester Ave., Bronx, NY 10462

Contact DGSeizeTheCure@Gmail.com or
call 347 797 8938

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