Lemonade for Livy raises epilepsy awareness and funds through lemonade stands, parties, and events to support the Epilepsy Foundation’s work in communities across the country. The Epilepsy Foundation, a national non-profit with nearly 50 local organizations throughout the U.S., has led the fight against seizures since 1968. The Foundation is an unwavering ally for individuals and families impacted by epilepsy and seizures. The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives. The Foundation works to ensure that people with seizures have the opportunity to live their lives to their fullest potential.
In 2011, Lemonade for Livy started in Clearwater, FL with one lemonade stand to help Olivia "Livy" Scheinman. It has become an international campaign that is dedicated to improving the lives of people living with epilepsy and their families.
Shortly after birth, Livy had her first seizure. She was then diagnosed with a brain malformation resulting in multifocal partial epilepsy, cerebral palsy, and other disabilities. Today at age 12, despite having two brain surgeries, Livy continues to have seizures. But with the help of her twin sister Hailey, mom, and dad, each day is dedicated to finding a cure.
Hailey explains, "Although we are twins, our journeys have been very different but in some ways, very similar. Livy does not have the physical abilities that I do and her path in life will be different, but we both stand for hope. The more stands and parties people have during Lemonade for Livy, the more hope we can spread around the country and the world!"
For more information about the Epilepsy Foundation, visit epilepsy.com. For more information about the Lemonade for Livy campaign, visit epilepsy.com/lemonadeforlivy.
The link to our team page is: https://epilepsyfoundation.donordrive.com/team/shopko2018
"Together we can help the millions of people that are affected by this disorder" Livy’s twin sister Hailey