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Help Liam fight epilepsy

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Liam is a 5 year old boy who loves playing with his brother and sister, going with his dad to explore the outdoors, and cuddling up with his mom. He is a kind, sweet boy who just wants to be friends with everyone and make everyone happy. 

Unfortunately, Liam suffers from epilepsy. He had his first seizure before his first birthday and since then his family has lived in fear that his epilepsy will lead to lasting damage or even worse. Because of his type of seizures Liam is at an increased risk of SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy). His parents have woken up many times to him seizing unexpectedly and have faced the fear that maybe one day that seizure will be worse than all the others. 

Liam’s family has sought treatment for him for years. He has seen various doctors and tried many medications but continues to have seizures. He also has suffered various negative side effects from the medications, such as problems with regulating his emotions, having random bouts of anger, and inability to focus on things. He’s also been diagnosed with OCD and ADD. 

Due to these issues his parents have scheduled for him to visit one of the best children’s hospitals in the country in Cincinnati to evaluate his epilepsy in April 2019. They are also scheduling appointments with specialists in Memphis to hopefully find a better medication for him since everything up to this point hasn’t worked well. They are also trying to find seizure alert devices to help supervise Liam to respond to his next seizure. 

However, all of these treatments cost money and Liam’s current insurance doesn’t want to pay for these services. That is where his family would love and be eternally grateful for your support. They are trying to raise funds to help pay for the following items: 1) his consultantation at the Cincinnati hospital and related expenses such as traveling from Tennessee, 2) his treatment/possible medication  expenses at Memphis, and 3) a seizure alert device such as the Embrace2 watch to help give his parents peace of mind. Any donation, from $1 and up will be amazing. 

We ask ask for your support, wether it be monetary or through thoughts and prayers. Thank you so much from everyone in the Pendergrast family!



  • Regina Downing
    • $50 
    • 5 yrs


Katherine Tuter
Murfreesboro, TN

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