Lauren McCaffrey of Phoenix, Receives Scholarship to Help Support Fuller Life Beyond the Limits of Epilepsy
UCB, Inc. announced recently that Lauren McCaffrey from Phoenix, was selected as a recipient of the 2011 UCB Family Epilepsy Scholarship. McCaffrey is one of 40 winners selected from a pool of over 800 applicants from across the country to receive up to $5,000 scholarship to apply to her studies at Nazareth College.
This scholarship is awarded each year to inspiring people whose lives have been affected by epilepsy, and who seek personal growth through higher learning.
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition affecting approximately three million people in the U.S. and 40 million people worldwide. Winners will use scholarships for tuition at colleges, graduate schools and technical schools across the country.
Recipients were chosen based on their personal excellence, dedication to their community, and their determination to live beyond the boundaries of epilepsy. Many of this year’s winners are also actively involved in their communities and help to educate others about the condition.
Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder affecting approximately 40 million people worldwide and three million people in the U.S.—making it as common as breast cancer. Anyone can develop epilepsy; it occurs across all ages, races and genders. Uncontrolled seizures and medication side effects pose challenges to independent living, learning and employment, so the goal of epilepsy treatment is seizure freedom with minimal side effects. More than 1 million patients in the U.S. continue to have seizures despite initial therapy, and more than 800,000 patients in the U.S. continue to have seizures despite treatment with two or more therapies. New medications and treatments give hope to those living with uncontrolled seizures.,