Eagle Scout Organizes Event to Raise Awareness of EpilepsyMay 4th, 2012
A community event, “Power of Winning,” will be held on May 12, 2012, from 10am to 3pm, to raise awareness of epilepsy, at the Carmel Town Hall in Mahopac, New York. The event is an Eagle Scout project organized by 16-year-old Gil Seda, who has epilepsy.
The event is intended to educate the public about epilepsy and “show you the power of winning the fight.” There will be face painting and free raffles, as well as two guest speakers, Dr. Solomon Moshe, the Director of Pediatric Neurology and Clinical Neuro-Physiology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Adrienne Arkontaky, an attorney with Littman Krooks whose practice focuses on special needs planning and helping families of children with disabilities.
The organizer of the event is Gil Seda, a junior at Lakeland High School and a Life Scout with Boy Scouts of America Troop 164. Gil is also part of the Carmel Sheriff Police Cadet program, and a volunteer at Northern Westchester Hospital. In order to become an Eagle Scout, Gil must organize a project to benefit the community.
“I have decided to do my Eagle Project on epilepsy awareness, for this is something that is dear to my heart, because I suffer from epilepsy,” said Gil. “I’ve been living with epilepsy since I was 13 years old and it has been a major battle. I want to educate the community about epilepsy.”
To support Gil’s project and learn more about epilepsy, come to Carmel Town Hall, 60 McAlpin Avenue, Mahopac, New York, between 10am and 3pm.
Attendees may also bring children’s books to be donated to the Montefiore Children’s Hospital.