Founded by Chicagoans Mike and Mariann Stanton in January 2010 after the death of their 4 year –old son Danny, the Danny Did Foundation works toward its mission to prevent deaths caused by seizures with two main goals in mind: (1) advancing awareness of Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) and enhancing the SUDEP communication model between medical professionals and those afflicted by seizures, and (2) the mainstreaming of seizure detection and prediction devices that may assist in preventing deaths caused by seizures.
We view these devices as complimentary to medicinal, surgical and dietary measures that are used to treat seizures, which lead to the deaths of 50,000 people annually in the U.S. Epilepsy impacts 3 million people in the U.S. and 50 million people worldwide. From grammar school kids to nationally recognized epilepsy experts, the Danny Did Foundation believes that a global problem such as epilepsy and its affects deserves the attention of all of the globe’s inhabitants. The Danny Did Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized in the state of Illinois and recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. We are online at dannydid.org. Please go and enjoy your life. Danny Did.