Take the ‘My Shot at Epilepsy’ Challenge to Raise Awareness and Support Epilepsy Research

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Miguel Cervantes (star of the Chicago production of HAMILTON) and his wife Kelly are inviting everyone to join them this National Epilepsy Awareness Month to help raise awareness and funds for a cure. Inspired by the song “My Shot” from the musical HAMILTON, the couple are joining the Epilepsy Foundation and Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) for an awareness and fundraising challenge called, “My Shot at Epilepsy.”

Phil Gattone, My Shot at Epilepsy

Phil Gattone

Through the My Shot at Epilepsy Challenge, Miguel is urging the public to follow three steps:

  1. Take a "My Shot" Photo: Take a still photo or video striking the “My Shot pose” (arm raised in the air, with index finger pointing up)
  2. Donate: Make a donation at MyShotAtEpilepsy.org
  3. Share: Post “shots” on social media, using the hashtag #MyShotAtEpilepsy, tag friends, and challenge them to participate and donate within 24 hours

Miguel and Kelly are driven to fight for a cure because of a deeply moving personal connection to the cause. Their daughter Adelaide suffers from a severe and incurable form of epilepsy known as infantile spasms, the cause of which remains unknown.


Funds raised through the My Shot at Epilepsy Challenge will directly fund epilepsy research. Read the challenge press release.

Go to MyShotAtEpilepsy.org to learn more.

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The mission of the Epilepsy Foundation is to lead the fight to overcome the challenges of living with epilepsy and to accelerate therapies to stop seizures, find cures, and save lives.

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