Welcome to Gina Anaya's Donation Page
Thank you so much for visiting my donation page.
I fundraise every year for the EFSDC in honor of Jake Anaya, my nephew who has dealt with intractable complex partial seizures his whole life. They have not been controlled by medication, diet or even brain surgery. Our team fundraises for this organization to feel like we are doing something in a situation that often feels hopeless. We want to help support epilepsy research, educate people and support families that live with the disorder.
I met Jake when he was 3 years old. He’ll be 24 in April! As it is necessary to have someone near Jake at all times, I have truly been blessed to function as an 'aide' in college and volunteer jobs over the last few years. I've learned so much with him during his summer insternship at Birch Aquarium and in his college classes: Spanish, Interpersonal Communications, Social Skills, Life Management/Career Prep and now Psychology where our most recent chapter was all about the brain! He is one of the most courageous and inspiring people I know. I am never bored with Jake. We help each other to stay in touch with our inner child but also challenge ourselves to grow. I'd say he's one of my besties!
His seizures are still not controlled which is another reason I am so passionate about this cause. I am hopeful that soon there will be a cure or a way to effectively control them. Until then, Jake and I recognize we have both feet in the golden life and, of course, we learn something new every day!
Everyone has their special cause and this is mine. Anything you can contribute is much appreciated.
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