Jeanne A. Carpenter Epilepsy Legal Defense Fund
The Jeanne A. Carpenter Epilepsy Legal Defense Fund has been created to help people with epilepsy fight discrimination. To learn more visit www.epilepsylegal.org.
Bicycle Helmet Information
Florida has more reported pedalcyclist (including unicyclist, bicyclist, tricyclist, etc.) fatalities for all ages than any other state, and bicycles are linked to more childhood injuries than any other consumer product except the automobile, and more than 70 percent of children, ages 5–14, (27.7 million) ride bicycles. For more information about the importance of helmets, click here. Call your local EFOF office to find more about our free bicycle helmet giveaway program.
J. Kiffin Penry Patient Travel Assistance Fund
Eligibility requirements include:
- Traveling more than 50 miles to receive FDA-approved medical care and/or treatment for epilepsy/seizures.
- Applicants must be a United States citizen and must reside in the United States, Puerto Rico or US Virgin Islands.
- Applicants must attempt to exhaust at least three other funding sources within the county and state where the patient lives in addition to their insurance company.
- Applicants must provide justification for obtaining medical treatment/services more than 50 miles outside of the patient’s home for their epilepsy/seizures. Official documentation from the patient’s doctor, medical practitioner, or facility where treatment/services will be provided is required and must include the reason(s) for treatment, treatments received, and date(s) of treatment.
Note: Applicants may apply prior to travel for pre-approval, but must provide original receipts for final application consideration and funds disbursement.