JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation
5428 Sundew Drive
Sarasota FL 34238
Mission

The mission of JoshProvides is to improve the quality of life for those living with epilepsy or other seizure disorders.  The organization does this thru education, awareness, volunteerism, and fundraising activities. In addition, JoshProvides strives to eliminate the negative stigma associated with epilepsy and to provide financial and benevolent assistance for people living with epilepsy and seizure disorders, their families, and the community at large.

Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Andria Bilan
Board Chair Ms Rose Chapman
Board Chair Affiliation Jewish Family & Children's Services
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
JoshProvides
Former Names
JoshProvides Epilepsy Foundation, Inc.
JoshProvides Epilepsy & Seizure Disorder Fund
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2013
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Aug 2018
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $305,000.00
Projected Expenses $300,000.00
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Tax Exemption LetterView
Other Documents
JoshProvides Rack CardView
Application for Financial AssistanceView
Facts About EpilepsyView
JoshProvides TestimonialsView
IRS Section 501(c)(3) Approval LetterView
Seizure SafetyView
Financial & Investment PolicyView
Code of EthicsView
Fraud PolicyView
Gift Acceptance PolicyView
Confidentiality PolicyView
Impact Statement
Our top accomplishments this year were:
  • The establishment of a support group in West Palm Beach and the continued success of the JoshProvides support group in Sarasota
  • The awarding of financial grants as described in the Program Section of this Profile for the benefit of qualified people living with epilepsy;  
  • The establishment of collaborative relationships with many surrounding organizations, including Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida, Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, Epilepsy Services of Central Florida, the Manatee County Department of Health, and many others
  • The continued success of our annual epilepsy awareness walks: The fourth annual "Family and Dog Walk for Epilepsy Awareness" was held in November at Payne Park in Sarasota in support of National Epilepsy Awareness Month.
  • Our accomplishments are supported by the many testimonials which can be read in the Testimonials listed in "Other Documents" as well as those listed on the JoshProvides website.
Our goals for 2017 include:
  • Hosting a neurology and epilepsy symposium in November, 2017
  • Increasing our fundraising capacity and partnerships to enable more families to receive seizure response dogs
Needs Statement
The needs of JoshProvides during the 2017 fiscal/calendar year include:
  1. Financial support for client services: This includes providing seizure alert monitors and seizure response dogs for individuals and families - $100,000 
  2. Funding for the creation and support of new support groups; The expenses for a year of operations that includes a counselor, snacks, and activities for youth is approximately $5000/group.
  3. Funding for transportation: The JoshProvides transportation program supports youth and young adults who are unable to drive due to seizures and need transportation to college and individuals of any age who are in need of transportation for epilepsy treatment - $35,000
  4. JoshProvides is launching a new earned income initiative to support its seizure response dog program. This initiative will be self-funding within three years, however, has start-up costs for which the organization is seeking funding. The needs equal approximately $75,000
Background Statement

Josh Chapnick was only 28 years old in 2008 when he passed away as a result of a seizure. Bruce, Sandi, and Nicole Chapnick, Josh’s parents and sister, knew immediately that they wanted to create a resource for others with epilepsy to honor the memory of Josh. The Chapnick family established the Joshua David Chapnick Memorial Fund with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. The fund originally assisted people with all or a portion of their transportation expenses and prescription medications.

In July, 2010, the fund was moved to Mission Healthcare and the name was changed to the Joshua David Chapnick Epilepsy & Seizure Disorder Fund. The fund thrived and helped many people. As a result of this growth and after numerous discussions between the Chapnick family and the executives at Mission, the decision was made for the fund to become its own nonprofit organization to pursue the goals of the Chapnick family.

On March 22, 2013, the JoshProvides Epilepsy Foundation was organized as a Florida nonprofit corporation. The Foundation had thirteen original members on its Board of Directors to complete an effective succession plan for the Chapnick family and ensure the perpetuation of the foundation.

By July, 2013, the Foundation had registered under the Florida Solicitation Contributions Act and received Registration Number CH39093. Following a review of the Foundation’s application, on September 24, 2013 (effective March 22, 2013), the Internal Revenue Service determined the Foundation is a public charity under IRC Section 170(b)(1)(A)(vi) and is exempt from federal income tax under IRC Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to the Foundation are deductible under IRC Section 170. JoshProvides is also qualified to receive tax-deductible bequests, devises, transfers, and gifts under IRC Sections 2055, 2106, or 2522. The Foundation’s endowed and non-endowed investment accounts are handled by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

Today, JoshProvides is helping people in its local Sarasota and Manatee Counties, throughout Florida, and across the United States. One family at a time, JoshProvides is helping win the battle against epilepsy.

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
FL
National
Areas Served Comments The headquarters of JoshProvides is located in Sarasota, FL.  Although the organization certainly serves the communities of Southwest Florida and has a strong footprint in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, JoshProvides offers services to individuals and families throughout the United States. If a donor prefers to support a specific geographical area, JoshProvides will honor this request.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Diseases Disorders & Medical Disciplines
Tertiary Org Type Education
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

While JoshProvides is a new and growing foundation, our impact is great for those we help. We fill a temporary, and often critical, need for these individuals. As an example, we recently approved the purchase of seizure medication due to a loss of family insurance coverage. Without having medication, this individual would be subject to a sudden onslot of seizures.  This incident happened on a weekend. We are able to react quickly when time is of the essence. 

When we provide assistance, we follow up and maintain relationships with our recipients. They become part of the JoshProvides family. In this manner, we can continue to provide support to them, as well as, maintain accountability for our financial assistance. 

The need of individuals with seizure disorders is great. What might seem like a small amount of financial assistance has a significant and immediate affect on these individuals and their families. 

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director

Our ultimate goal is to make life easier for those living with epilepsy. This is what Josh would want us to do”. – Sandi, Nicole and Bruce

There is no loss like losing a child or a sibling. In the English language, when you lose both parents you are an “orphan” and when you lose a spouse you are either a “widow” or “widower”. There is no term when you lose a child or a sibling. It has now been 8 years since Josh passed away from a fatal seizure. Sandi knew right away we needed to do something for families who could not afford transportation expenses and the cost of their prescription seizure medication.

Look how far we have come and there are many miles yet to go.

We have taken a tragedy and established support and a chance for those less fortunate. We often receive requests for help from parents telling us their children are sleeping with them because they fear not being able to hear them if they have a seizure at night. Today, there are methods, medications, dogs and devices that can save lives when someone has a seizure. A gift from JoshProvides that purchases a monitor for a family is also proving them with peace of mind and the comfort of knowing they will be alerted should something happen while their loved one is sleeping. JoshProvides is proud to be able to assist these parents and their doctors with the financial assistance they may need.

Josh is a special child, no different than our daughter and each of your children. Josh loved being a chef. It was his way of providing for people. Because of Josh’s persona, his epitaph states: “You open your hand and provide for all of the living”. Hence, in furtherance of our responsibility to all families living with a family member who has epilepsy or another seizure disorder, and to perpetuate Josh’s persona, we named our Foundation with the words “JoshProvides”. This is our brand and is what we do. We thank all of our many donors and volunteers who have helped JoshProvides to be a caring and supportive arm to the epilepsy community at large.

We pledge to you our continuing efforts to do what Josh would want us to do to continue to advocate for a “seizure free day for all”.

Programs
Description
JoshProvides assists individuals of all ages who have epilepsy or another seizure disorder with:
 
Financial assistance for -
  • Transportation expenses to and from home, school, medical services and employment, through the purchase from third parties of gas cards, bus passes, taxi cab cards, or other third party transit options
  • Medical services
  • Prescription anti-seizure medication
  • Seizure response dogs
  • Seizure alert monitors (when recommended by the patient’s medical doctor and not covered by insurance, other reimbursement plans, or government-funded programs)
  • Other expenses which are within the spirit of the Foundation’s charitable purposes approved from time to time by the Foundation's Assistance Review Committee
Budget $100,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Human Services, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Adults People/Families of People with Health Conditions
Short Term Success
The programs and services of JoshProvides literally save lives. Our organization provides specialized monitors to families that detects seizure activity while sleeping and alerts an adult when a seizure occurs. In most cases, you cannot put a price tag on peace and hope. The purchase of a single monitor provides independence and safety to a person who has seizures and gives parents peace of mind, the ability to rest at night, and hope for tomorrow.
Long Term Success
Today, there is no cure for epilepsy and we must do what we can to help the families who are living in fear -
 
Will I have a seizure today?
Will I be called to school to pick up my child following a seizure?
If my child has a seizure in the middle of the night, will I know? Will they wake up? 
Will my child die from having epilepsy?
 
You cannot predict when a seizure will take place. Statistics show the mortality rate for people with epilepsy is two or three times higher than the average person and the risk of sudden death is 24 times greater than that of the general population. This is why we do what we do.
Program Success Monitoring
The programs of JoshProvides are successful based on receipt of favorable testimonials from applicants and those served by the organization.  We also believe our success is on-going as evident with the cross referrals we receive from epilepsy organizations which do not provide the services we do and/or cannot react as quickly as we can. The collaboration among the various epilepsy foundations is what makes this work. See our Testimonials in the Other Documents Section of this Profile to observe how appreciative these families are. Giving them peace of mind is worth its weight in gold. When a family can say they have peace of mind, when someone lets us know their seizure response dog saved their life, when a group shows up at our epilepsy awareness walk in support of their friend who has seizures, when a mom cries during a support group meeting and thanks those who surround her for helping her through a difficult day - we see success.
Program Success Examples
"We want to share the positive and life changing experience we had with JoshProvides. Our 12 year old, Mickey, has multiple types of seizures and developmental delays and has seizures that cannot be controlled by medication. We tried more than 10 medications, nutritional programs, and he was not a surgery candidate. As a family we have awakened in the middle of the night to find him having a seizure that requires emergency medication to stop it. The lack of sleep, panic, and distress we experience is devastating as his seizures tend to cluster over several days. Our fear and anxiety is unexplainable. We had searched for sometime to find a seizure detection device that might alert us when he needs help. The Emfit was a great choice but expensive. After trying for a year with no success to get our insurance to fund it, we heard about JoshProvides. Within one week we were approved and the equipment was on its way. We are so thankful to finally have a safe and truly restful nights sleep!"
Description JoshProvides assists in the establishment and maintenance of strategic support groups for people living with epilepsy or another seizure disorder and their families, friends, and caregivers. The Support Groups are organized with a trained facilitator or counselor to monitor how families are coping with their own family situation and engaging the other families to explain how they are handling similar situations. It demonstrates that the families are not alone and it provides them an outlet for their concerns.  A separate qualified facilitator meets with the youth and young adults to get them to open up about their own feelings and concerns. 
Budget $5,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Family-Based Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families Other Named Groups
Short Term Success
We see the success of our program in the eyes of the participants before and after meetings, in their hugs, and in their notes and cards that express their need and appreciation for everything we do. There is success when individuals and families come back every month for the next meeting, when they meet on their own for dinner or to have a cup of coffee. We know we have been successful when we see a family talk in our closed Facebook group about the struggles they've had this week trying to help their child through another series of seizures and fellow members of their support group reach out to offer advice and assistance. Our support group in Sarasota started with two families and one meeting. There are now more than 30 members who return for monthly meetings. In addition, we have established groups in West Palm Beach and Ft. Lauderdale now and stand ready to help in areas where there are no other epilepsy support groups available.
Long Term Success For many youth and young adults in our support group, this is the only opportunity they have had to meet someone who shares their challenges and is just like they are. For our parents and caregivers, they have found a safe place to learn from others who have been through what they are going through and have friends they can lean on when things are difficult. It brings joy to parents when their child arrives at the meeting completely withdrawn and walks out smiling, talking, and hugging another member. We are only the catalyst to provide a meeting place for individuals and families to interact with others who understand and "get it." Our success is measured by the relief we provide these families and the comfort they receive knowing they are not alone.
Program Success Monitoring The support group is surveyed to monitor satisfaction; ensure the date, time, and content of the meetings is meeting their needs; and to ask for suggestions that might make the experience even more rewarding. We review the notes from the meetings, the facilitators notes, and have individual meetings with support group members to ensure we are responsive and providing the best possible service we can give.
Program Success Examples
The Support Group Meetings speak for themselves. Members leave the meetings feeling positive about themselves and their new friends.  Helping someone without expecting something in return is extremely gratifying and rewarding. People who can share their experiences and situations with someone else who experiences the same issues is so meaningful. Unless you have lived through it, it is hard to imagine what parents and the children who have epilepsy go through on a daily basis. The fear discussed at out meetings includes, "Will I have a seizure today in front of my peers?" Or as the parent, "Will my baby wake up if she has a seizure during the night?" "How do I tell my 16 year old son he cannot drive for 6 months because he just had another seizure?" Our families share these stories. They provide an outlet, hope and support for each other, especially new parents of a child recently diagnosed with epilepsy. This is how we are making a difference. 
 
Description JoshProvides incurs expenses for educating the general public regarding epilepsy and seizure disorders and the elimination of the negative stigma associated with epilepsy.
Budget $5,000
Category Human Services, General/Other Family-Based Services
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years) Families Other Named Groups
Short Term Success Just a short educational session can teach someone how to respond appropriately if they see a person having a seizure and this could mean the ability to save someone's life. We have speakers that will offer presentations to schools, churches, businesses, or other groups to talk with them about epilepsy and the proper first aid to use during and after a seizure.
Long Term Success Each program we sponsor has as its underlying theme, epilepsy awareness. It is our goal to continue to use social media, presentations, the media, public service announcements, e-blasts and general letter writing campaigns to educate the public about epilepsy and seizure disorders. We forget that many of our brave troops coming home from Afghanistan and Iraq suffer from seizure disorders. We must educate the public that epilepsy is a disorder and not a disease; the incidence of epilepsy is equal to that of breast cancer and takes as many lives; and newly diagnosed cases are greater than cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and parkinson's disease combined. November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. In an ideal world, all people with epilepsy are seizure free, there is no negative stigma associated with epilepsy, everyone knows how to respond properly during a seizure, or those with epilepsy have access to the best treatment possible.
Program Success Monitoring There are surveys and evaluations that offer feedback. But one of the best definers of success is the teacher who contacts us to let us know a child had a seizure while in school, people responded immediately, everyone knew exactly what to do and the child is safe and sound and surrounded by friends and supporters.
Program Success Examples We see success in so many ways. Many of our grant recipients advocate for and share epilepsy awareness by email and social media. We spoke at a school where a child with epilepsy was being bullied and treated as an outsider, and the changed the perception of her classmates. This resulted in a much healthier learning environment for everyone in the class, but especially the child with epilepsy. Many testimonials can be found at www.JoshProvides.org and on social media. At each of our events, we ask one of our grant recipients or support group members to talk about their experience with epilepsy. When people wipe their eyes, stand up, and applaud, you know we have touched their hearts.
Comments
Program Comments by Organization There are over 350,000 people in Florida with epilepsy. Although we cannot help everyone, we want to be the Foundation people know that can provide prompt assistance when called upon. The programs and services of JoshProvides immediately impact the lives of those with epilepsy. Whether it is a lifesaving device, a dog that becomes both a lifesaver and best friend, or an understanding shoulder during a support group meeting, JoshProvides is making a difference and donors like you make it possible.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Andria Bilan
CEO Term Start Oct 2017
CEO/Executive Director Email Joshprovides@gmail.com
Experience Andria Bilan was hired as CEO of JoshProvides Epilepsy Foundation in October 2017 after having served 18 years as Vice President of Development at Jewish Family & Children's Service of the Suncoast, Inc.  She has more than 40 years of executive non-profit experience including the United Way, YWCA and JFCS.  Her donor-centric approach to fundraising, passion for message and mission, and commitment to expand vital services to vulnerable and at-risk individuals & families will advance the goals of JoshProvides Epilepsy Foundation.  Andria is honored to carry forth the torch from Co-Founder Bruce P. Chapnick, Esq, Of Blessed Memory, and strengthen the impact JoshProvides has in our community.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Bruce Paul Chapnick Esq. 2013 - 2017
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 1
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 50
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Collaborations
JoshProvides has collaborated with Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, Suncoast Epilepsy Association, Epilepsy Services of Southwest Florida, Epilepsy Services Foundation, Inc. (Tampa), Chelsea Hutchison Foundation, Epilepsy Foundation of Florida and National Epilepsy Foundation to assist epilepsy patients referred to us for services including medication, surgeries, transportation, seizure detection devices, and seizure detection dogs. We also have a close working relationship with i9 Sports in Sarasota/Manatee Counties and are building a relationship with the Loveland Center.
 
JoshProvides also has collaborations with hospitals that include Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, and Mission Healthcare. 
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Awards & Recognition
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Gold RatingGuideStar2015
Top-Rated NonprofitGreatNonProfits.org2015
Platinum RatingGuideStar2016
Top-Rated NonprofitGreatNonProfits.org2016
Platinum RatingGuideStar2017
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan Yes
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Oct 2015
Management Succession Plan Yes
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization JoshProvides is excited about the growth and potential of the organization. During 2015, its first full-time paid staff person was added. Requests for support and assistance have increased and it is the goal of JoshProvides that its fundraising activities and human resources increase as well to keep up with the needs of the epilepsy community.
Other Documents
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms Rose Chapman
Company Affiliation Jewish Family & Children's Services
Board Term Feb 2107 to Feb 2019
Board Chair Email rchapman1@jfcs-cares.org
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Dr. Ronald Aung-Din AfGin Pharmaceuticals
Mr. John K. Cannon President of John Cannon Homes, Inc.
Ms. Rose Chapman Jewish Family & Children Services
Mrs. Sandra R. Chapnick Co-Founder, JoshProvides
Mr. Michael J. Furen Esq.Chairman of the Board of Icard, Merrill, Cullis, Timm, Furen & Ginsburg, P.A.
Ms. Ruth Harshman Community Volunteer
Dr. Dileep Nair Head of Cleveland Clinic Adult Epilepsy Center
Mr. Alfred Rose Community Volunteer
Mr. Edward Scharf Executive Vice President of The Portfolio Strategy Group
Mr. Paul Schwebel President of Schwebel Baking Company
Ms. Traci Smullen Altmed, LLC
Mrs. Deborah Vaughan Gateway Bank
Mr. Daniel Vigne Executive Vice President of Northern Trust Company
Ms. Anne Weintraub Esq.Anne Weintraub, P.A.
Mr. Merrill D. Wynne CPAFounding Partner of Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, CPA
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 1
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 1 (Indian)
Board Gender
Male 9
Female 6
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Meeting Attendance % 93
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Board Governance
Finance
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Comments
Governance Comments by Organization No different then any other organization, you need people with passion for the cause. We are fortunate to have the committed board members and committee members we have. JoshProvides has worked hard to add board members who represent diverse cultures, education levels, geography, and professions. We will continue to do so and will also add youth or a young adult to the board. We are also committed to having the best possible policies and procedures in place to ensure the foundation is managed properly and is fiscally responsible.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $305,000.00
Projected Expenses $300,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment Yes
Endowment Value $10,635.00
Endowment Spending Policy Income Only
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
9902015
9902014
Form 9902013
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$124,897$49,324$12,835
Administration Expense$12,679$5,169$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.801.5216.42
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%91%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$190,247$227,817$197,872
Current Assets$26,028$227,817$197,872
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$190,247$227,817$197,872
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $59,239Contributions, gifts, grants $54,884Contributions, gifts, grants $182,786
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $41,481Fundraising $19,116Fundraising $23,104
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountNet Gain on Sales of Assets Other Than Inventory $5,146Investment Income $8,897Investment Income $4,817
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization There are national organizations everyone in this country knows by name or even by their initials. JoshProvides is a smaller, community based organization born out of the need to fill gaps for those living with epilepsy. There are diseases people readily support and understand. Children and adults with epilepsy are shunned because of their seizures. Friends and co-workers become scared and distant. The challenge for JoshProvides is removing the negative stigma associated with epilepsy, encouraging communities to wrap their arms around those affected by epilepsy, and to tell our story in a way that enables us to generate the funds to meet the needs of those served by the organization. Our success can be measured by the testimonials we receive. For example: 

Hello to all of you @ Joshprovides.org. We eagerly await receipt of  the Emfit Monitor which you’ve agreed to graciously provide. Our Emily has DX of Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a very severe intractable form of Epilepsy. She bravely battles seizures most days. The effects of the seizures and the mental retardation, along with the risks for injury from falls  make a very difficult life at times for all of us. Her nights are often disrupted, which means concerns for her health and safety are always upon us.  When I became aware of  the monitors I began to wonder…… could that bring us peace of mind?  From the first contact with your organization, I have been treated respectfully and in a caring manner.  I so appreciate that the process has been straightforward and easy to access for your consideration.  I want to sincerely express our gratitude and hope to report back very soon about how this is helping us to establish timely and appropriate care response for our daughter’s needs and a peace of mind to us, her parents and caregivers.   Your focus toward giving to families who have genuine needs in living this life with Epilepsy are truly needed and remarkable.  God continue to bless you and many through you.    Kim 

Financial Comments by Foundation
Financial information taken from IRS Form 990.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit JoshProvides Epilepsy Assistance Foundation
Address 5428 Sundew Drive
Sarasota, FL 34238
Phone 800 706-2740

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