Gulf Coast Epilepsy Alliance (GCEA) is a recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to offering services and support to individuals living with epilepsy, seizures, and other brain disorders in the Gulf Coast region of Texas.
Shena Daly Pearson, along with her son Trysten Pearson, are the founders of GCEA. Their journey began when Trysten was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 12. Over the course of five years, they served with the Epilepsy Foundation Texas-Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, and West Texas. Together, Shena and Trysten worked tirelessly to advocate for important legislative changes, such as the Compassionate-Use Act and Sam's Law for Texas Schools. Their efforts also included being featured in an article published by the New York Times, bringing awareness to SUDEP – Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. Trysten's achievements, including attaining the rank of Eagle with the Boy Scouts of America, prompted him to establish GCEA.
The organization's primary objective is to offer support and enhance the overall quality of life for individuals with epilepsy, seizures, and brain disorders residing in the Gulf Coast regions of Texas.
GCEA's vision is to achieve a society where no person's life is limited by epilepsy.
GCEA's mission is committed to working for and meeting the needs of people with epilepsy, their families, and their caregivers.
GCEA's aim is to maintain existing services and activities, while also developing in new directions to ensure we continue to meet the needs of our members. 1-in-26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy and 1-in-10 people may have a seizure during his or her lifetime. [cdc.gov]
GCEA's 10 Strategic Aims:
GCEA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, all contributions are tax deductible. EIN# 84-2099498
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1-in-10 will have a seizure in his or her lifetime and 1-in-26 will be diagnosed with epilepsy. [cdc.gov]
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Code of Ethics: Gulf Coast Epilepsy Alliance (GCEA) is centered around fostering an environment that is inclusive, respectful, and promotes the sharing of knowledge.
We expect all members to treat each other with dignity and respect, and to refrain from engaging in any form of discrimination, harassment, or bullying.
GCEA respects copyright laws and intellectual property rights. We prioritize the privacy and confidentiality of our members' personal information, and expect others to do the same.
We aim to establish a community where everyone feels welcome, supported, and empowered to learn and grow.