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Raising Awareness.
Shining a Light.
Partnering to Find a Cure.

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The Legacy Bridges Foundation, Inc.

The Legacy Bridges Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to support individuals, families and caregivers of those living with the disease of Epilepsy, the incurable neurological disorder in which abnormal brain activity causes seizures or other unnatural behaviors.

 

We have taken a stance to spread the word of the disease that is affecting millions of lives, to bring hope to those suffering, and partner to find a cure. Our organization is here to offer the Epilepsy community a place of refuge, and tools and resources necessary to maintain a conducive quality of life. 

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Champion Spotlight

Legacy Bridges "Champions" are extraordinary individuals who inspire us with their dedication to making life better for members of our community.
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Daijah Jackson

Daijah Jackson is a remarkable 21-year-old disabled female entrepreneur who has overcome various challenges to make a significant impact in her school, community, and beyond. For the last 14 years, Daijah has battled with epilepsy which has confined her to a wheelchair, but she refused to let this define her limitations. A social butterfly with a comedic personality and a heart of gold, Daijah has made it her priority and mission to help others feel their best through her entrepreneurial endeavors. Daijah launched a hair bow and jewelry business where she uses her crafty talents to produce handmade personalized pieces for her customers.
Check out her Instagram page @daijahshairbows

Daijah has been actively participating in various community outreach events, where she raises awareness of epilepsy and other seizure related disorders. She serves as the personal assistant to the executive director of the Legacy Bridges Foundation, Inc, assisting in organizing awareness campaigns, fundraisers, and community outreach programs. Demonstrating her dedication to community service, Daijah also volunteers in the Children’s Ministry at her local church, providing guidance, support, and hope for the future. Her journey with epilepsy has been a very long and traumatic battle, but she has not let that define her. She is very active in sports, showcasing her talents in cheer and adaptive tennis.  

Daijah has been recognized by Assembly Majority Leader, Eloise Gomez Reyes for her dedication and commitment to raising awareness about the disease of epilepsy and for shining a light for those individuals and families affected.

The 3 Pillars of Our Work

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Advocacy

We encourage community members to use their voices to create change, raise awareness, and build a supportive community for those affected by epilepsy and other special needs or medical diagnosis.

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Support

We connect and partner with other great organizations to provide our champions with access to valuable resources.  Contact us directly to learn more. Does your organization offer services and would like to join our list? Contact us. 

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Education

Building a more informed community of not just Epilepsy caregivers and family members but all community members, leads to a more inclusive and just society overall. Education is where it all starts.

Featured Resources

FILM

What the EF

What the EF is a podcast that chats and chuckles at the ridiculous, poignant, heartbreaking, and funny moments that happen with epilepsy. By adding laughter to the conversation, people can connect, lower their guards, and open themselves to vulnerable discussions. 

Available on:

YouTubeSpotifyAppleGoogle PodcastsAmazon Music, & Audible

PODCAST
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Under the Lights

Our dear friend, Writer & Director Miles Levin's short film Under the Lights, is the story of Sam, a boy with epilepsy, so desperate to feel like a normal kid, he goes to prom knowing that the lights will make him have a seizure. Cinema has historically stigmatized and ignored people with epilepsy, and Miles' shares his personal story in a way that all can connect. 

BOOK
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The Life Heist: 
Journey of a Childhood Robbed by the Unknown

A compelling story about one of our champions. Written by our Executive Director, Melanee A. Stovall under the pseudonym L. Bridges. Available on AmazonApple iBooks GoodReads

Check out our CALENDAR for upcoming programs and events!

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