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Dulce Rodriguez is a candidate running for Miss Nebraska Latina in 2020. Dulce was diagnosed with epilepsy this past year, and her experience has lead her to run on the platform of raising awareness about epilepsy and continuing to work to put an end to this challenging condition. Dulce has used her leadership role to speak to the Nebraska Kids Crew and invites other opportunities to use he voice to inspire. Please join us in celebrating this epilepsy warrior and wishing her the best of luck in the pageant!

Dulce, in her own words:

My name is Dulce Rodriguez-Tinajero, and I am 17 years old. I am currently attending college while finishing my senior year in high school and working part-time. I have had Epilepsy for over a year now, but it has been a long journey. I was afraid to attend school because my medication wasn't working, knowing I could have a seizure during school. I did not want anyone to know about my condition. After those six months, I was prescribed medicine. I could finally have peace, knowing I would not get another seizure. My family helped me so much during this time, and without them, I would not be where I am at today. This life-changing experience made me want to give back to my community, which is why I am currently running for Miss Nebraska Latina. With this opportunity, I want to create awareness of Epilepsy working beside the Epilepsy Foundation. If you are going through a tough time like I was, you are not alone. With your help, we can put an end to Epilepsy!




We were recently connected to Allison Hurt, a mom grieving the loss of her 12-year-old daughter Erin, who passed away after a #seizure in April. Erin is also survived by her twin sister, Haley. Their hearts are broken, however, they are dedicated to helping others in Erin’s home state of Nebraska. The Haley family will fund an Empatica Embrace 2, a wrist-worn seizure monitor, for Nebraska families who are eligible. To see if you, or your loved one with epilepsy qualify for this gift, please send an email to Mduffy@dannydid.org.

#DannyDid is proud to be a part of this beautiful and powerful gesture which will keep Erin’s gentle spirit alive.

Please keep the Hurt family in your thoughts and prayers, they need our support as they navigate this unbearable loss of a child. To read more about Erin, please visit: https://www.dannydid.org/…/1/6/ErinHurt.2019NLStoryFINAL.pdf


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Kristi Berst - Executive Director CEP: kberst@efa.org or 402.715.9416

Ballard Jones - Community Operations Manager: bjones@efa.org or 205.453.8281

Eliana Mayoyo - Administrative Coordinator