We started 2020 with a bang by sharing our first community needs survey and holding a strategic planning meeting to frame our next five years of impact. And then .. boom. For the first time in recent history the rest of the world experienced fears and uncertainty similar to what our families face every day.
This annual report lays out how we were able to pivot quickly in response to the COVID19 pandemic and create a framework that addressed immediate and emerging concerns. Despite the many challenges we experienced, we continued to inspire research, build resources, provide information, and create support networks for the families we serve. Several of our research projects were published in respected, peer-reviewed medical journals, we developed new programs, and refined our mission to align with our community’s needs.
My profound gratitude once again goes to our team who work tirelessly to move our mission forward while caring for children, aging parents, and managing school shutdowns; to our community advisory council whom I look to for guidance and advice; and to and our scientific advisory board for helping me navigate our critical research initiatives.
With you, we remain relentlessly dedicated to helping children reach their full potential after epilepsy surgery.
Always in hope,
Monika Jones, CEO