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Gulf Coast Epilepsy Alliance (GCEA)

Est. 2019

Founded by Trysten J. Pearson, Gulf Coast Epilepsy Alliance (GCEA) is a nonprofit organization that donors can trust to provide seizure education, community awareness and support, advocacy efforts and fund epilepsy research for new therapies.


After a five-year partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation Texas – Houston/Dallas-Fort Worth/West Texas (EFTX), advocating for the passage of Sam's Law for Texas Schools and receiving rank of Eagle Scout, Trysten established GCEA to better support and improve the quality of life for people with epilepsy in the Gulf Coast areas of Texas


Vision

GCEA's vision is to achieve a society where no person's life is limited by epilepsy.


Mission 

GCEA's mission is committed to working for and meeting the needs of people with epilepsy, their families and their caretakers in the Gulf Coast areas of Texas.


Strategic Plan

GCEA's aim is to protect and maintain existing services and activities, while also developing in new directions to ensure we continue to meet the needs of people with epilepsy, their families and their caretakers in the Gulf Coast areas of Texas. GCEA has identified six Strategic Aims, which together, form the framework for our Strategic Plan.
 

Our Six Strategic Aims

  1. Providing support and information services;
  2. Communicating, raising awareness and advocating about epilepsy and SUDEP - Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy;
  3. Providing training and education to save lives; 
  4. Undertaking and supporting epilepsy research to find a cure;
  5. Raising the necessary funds for our organization
  6. Maintaining best-practice standards in our governance, quality and financial management.
     

CDC Epilepsy Data and Statistics

  • In 2015, 1.2% of the US population had active epilepsy. This is about 3.4 million people with epilepsy nationwide: 3 million adults and 470,000 children.  
  • The State of Texas reports 292,900 adults and children with active epilepsy. 
  • 1 in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy and about 1 out of 10 people may have a seizure during his or her lifetime. 


GCEA Founder


GCEA Executive Director


GCEA Board of Directors


GCEA Legal Advisor

           Galveston, Texas


Website

GulfCoastEpilepsyAlliance.org


Social Media

fb.me/GulfCoastEpilepsyAlliance



Financial Services provided by ELEVATED NEURO

 

GCEA is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, 

all contributions are tax deductible. EIN# 84-2099498

What is Sam's Law?

Making Texas Schools Safer:


Sam's Law (HB 684), requires all Texas public school personnel whose duties include regular contact with students to be trained in seizure recognition and seizure first aid. 


People who interact with children with epilepsy on a daily basis need to be trained to care for them if they have a seizure. 


Sam's Law ensures that Texas public schools are well-equipped with the tools necessary to provide a safe and enriching environment.

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Help Our Cause

Your generous donation will fund GCEA's mission 

for the Gulf Coast areas of Texas.


GCEA is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, 

all contributions are tax deductible. EIN# 84-2099498

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