The disease of Epilepsy affects 1 out of every 26 individuals; 3.4 million people nationwide, more than 65 million people globally, and over 150,000 new cases are diagnosed in the United States each year. With so many people being impacted by this disease, the need is overwhelming for an organization to stand up and raise a greater awareness, shine a light for so many who are affected, and contribute to the efforts in finding a cure.
The Legacy Bridges Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is stepping up to give a voice to the community that has been suffering for far too long. We are the chosen destination to bridge the gap between society, epilepsy patients and their families. Set in an inclusive environment, we offer essential supportive programs and services that are designed to help our champions live their best lives as much as possible.
Epilepsy forcibly puts limits on the lives of those battling the disease, and often time leaves people feeling depressed and inadequate with nowhere to turn for support. The Legacy Bridges Foundation, Inc. is here to be the light during the darkness, bring hope to the hopeless, power to the powerless, freedom to the isolated, and a level of independence to those reliant on others for execution of certain daily living activities. We are here to inspire the sufferers, educate the world, and support the cause.
After 12 years of battling with the uncertainties, isolation and stresses of her daughter's "unique" epilepsy case, Executive Director, Melanee Stovall, discovered there's so many others in the world also struggling with the same uncertainties, isolation and stress that comes with living with epilepsy or caring for someone who does. Feeling like society has unintentionally shunned this community of people that are going through the most traumatic of situations, unknowing of the force that continuously takes over their bodies, the cry for help is evident. And thus the Legacy Bridges Foundation, Inc. was founded.