July 10, 2011

New Member of the Family Coming Soon!

Now that I have your attention, I am NOT pregnant! Evan has been approved to receive a service dog that will be trained as a Seizure Assistance Dog. It will probably be roughly a year before this all happens but we are very excited about it.

The first thing we have to do is fulfill a fundraising commitment to 4 Paws for Ability who will train a dog specifically for Evan. We will be raising $13,000 and have just begun this endeavor.

If you want to keep us with our progress, we have a blog set up and you can sign up to get email updates as well:


I know that this marks the beginning of a new chapter and we are all very excited about it!


ZĂ©lia Figueiredo said...

For your courage!!!
One more brother or sister will be very important to Evan!!and for the whole family of corse!!!

Michele Bernhard said...

I've just discovered, and spent the past hour reading, your blog, after reading the Huffington Post article. I just wanted to thank you for sharing your story. I've been using Seizure Tracker for the past year, ever since my 10-year-old daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy. It was great to discover how Seizure Tracker was started, although sad to read about all you, your family and Evan have been through. There are many parts of your story that I can relate to, and other parts that I pray that we'll never have to deal with, but epilepsy is a strange thing, and there is no way to know where it will take us. Anyway, keep writing, and sharing your story, as it is a way for those of us dealing with this to feel connected when dealing with a disorder that can make you feel completely unlike other families.

- Michele Bernhard

Mama Lisa said...


Thank you for posting your comment, we're all in this together. One of the things I have always been impressed with in the epilepsy community is how supportive every one is of one another. Thsnk you again for your kind words.