I wanted to unveil this exciting news during our annual American Epilepsy Society (AES) meeting! I am writing to share with you about our newest award from the My Epilepsy Story (MES) organization, the Dr. Sandra Helmers Memorial Scholarship for young women living with epilepsy that want to go to college or trade school. Dr. Helmers was a founding board member of our organization and had such a huge impact on many people throughout the epilepsy community especially our organization. She was always one of the first people to jump in to help anyone without asking for anything in return. I remember meeting Dr. Helmers in 2012 while visiting Dr. Kimford Meador at Emory as I was trying to process my personal epilepsy story before our organization was even a dream. Dr. Helmers personally helped me with navigating my journey of having a son with autism and all that it entailed. She offered advice and lots of understanding as I was struggling on what to do next.
Please join with us to share this scholarship with others in the epilepsy community and please donate here to honor of Dr. Sandra Helmers. We will begin accepting applications in spring of 2021.