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Brainwaves e-News, Ed 42, 2021

Hi Friend,

This week, I mark five years as CEO of Epilepsy Tasmania and I’ve been reflecting on our celebrations and challenges and looking forward to my next five.

Through advocacy and awareness-raising efforts, we are proud to now be known as ‘Tasmania’s voice for epilepsy’.   Our team has grown over the years to include allied health professionals, communications, community engagement, volunteer coordination and administration.

Our rollout of the Epilepsy Smart Schools program, endorsed by the Minister for Education, is starting to make a real impact in Tassie schools and we regularly receive grateful feedback from students who have epilepsy as well as families and teachers.

Epilepsy Tasmania is Tasmania’s only direct-service provider for people with epilepsy and we are grateful for continued State Government funding to help us meet growing service requests. However, Tasmania has the highest prevalence of epilepsy in Australia so our services are highly sought-after and we desperately need to increase our ability to meet the needs of all Tasmanians who contact us for help.

Friend, this June we are asking you to make a tax-deductible donation to ensure we can help every Tasmanian who asks us for support.

Please give generously,

Wendy Groot

CEO Epilepsy Tasmania

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