J.J. Abrams on TalkAbout It!
Watch a special epilepsy awareness message from J.J. Abrams, an advocate for epilepsy awareness and best friend of TalkAboutIt.org founder Greg Grunberg. Abrams is the director of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Trek (2009). He also produced the TV series ALIAS, Lost, Felicity, Person of Interest, and Westworld.
TalkAboutIt.org was created by actor Greg Grunberg in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation. On the site, celebrities of television, film, and music come together with top epilepsy and seizure experts to help end misperceptions and misunderstandings about epilepsy.
The site has three key goals:
- Help people with epilepsy (and their caregivers) better understand their condition and learn how to talk about it with their family, friends, and health care team.
- Raise overall awareness about epilepsy and seizures. Help eliminate public stigma around epilepsy that has caused misunderstanding, has created fear, and has diverted attention and funds away from finding new therapies and cures.
- Help unify the epilepsy community, including people with epilepsy, caregivers, and the public, private and government sectors to drive increased attention to epilepsy and to enhance services and support for people who live with seizures.
About Greg Grunberg
Greg Grunberg, whose oldest son lives with epilepsy, is a vigorous advocate for awareness on the national stage and in the Los Angeles area. Grunberg serves as a key spokesperson for the Epilepsy Foundation. He created TalkAboutIt.org, has been chair of the National Walk for Epilepsy in Washington, D.C., and is co-host of the Epilepsy Foundation's "Talk About Epilepsy Netathon Presented by Sunovion" in Los Angeles. Grunberg is best known for starring roles on the television series FELICITY, ALIAS, and HEROES. He most recently appeared in HEROES REBORN and STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS.
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New Epilepsy Therapies
Evolution of the Treatment of Epilepsy
The Importance of Epilepsy Research
What Epilepsy Is and More
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