On Thursday June 11th, the BC Epilepsy Society had the opportunity to present to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services during the 2021 Budget Consultation process.
During this presentation, Kim Davidson, CEO & Executive Director of the BC Epilepsy Society and Founder of the I AM A VOICE for Epilepsy Awareness™ campaign, spoke about the prevalence of epilepsy, provided shocking facts and statistics about epilepsy and told the story of epilepsy, the orphaned disease in BC, including the story of Jared Ricks to be featured in our upcoming What If … Documentary Series™ coming in the Fall of 2020 and about the epilepsy crisis in BC.
In addition to the above, we also put forth recommendations that the BC Epilepsy Society hopes to see in the 2021 Budget, including:
For more information on the presentation done by Kim Davidson on behalf of the BC Epilepsy Society and the over 50,000 people living with epilepsy in BC, please click here to read a transcription of her presentation.
Help us raise awareness of epilepsy and fight the epilepsy crisis in British Columbia by being a voice! We encourage people to fill out our form letter and write to their MLA here and sign our petition here.