Omaze Experience Provides $1 Million in Grants to Support Children with Epilepsy

Omaze, as their name so fittingly reminds us, has become an amazing supporter of Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children through their partnership with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. 

An online fundraising platform, Omaze gives people the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime experiences and prizes to support nonprofits around the world. 

Beginning in the fall of 2020 and continuing through this past March, Omaze provided donors the chance to win an Orlando-area dream house or $1 million! Omaze helped drive substantial levels of awareness to raise funds to support the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer. Through the power and generosity of Omaze’s donor community around the world, more than $1,000,000 was granted to support the buildout and enhancements of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit. 

Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children 

Part of the Leon Pediatric Neuroscience Center of Excellence, the epilepsy program at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer is designated as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center. This designation by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC) means that patients in need of the highest level of specialized care can count on Orlando Health for the most advanced technology and solutions available to care for all conditions on the epilepsy spectrum. 

Under the leadership of Luis Bello-Espinosa, MD, Orlando Health Arnold Palmer has been able to modernize their approach to epilepsy and provide more comprehensive, compassionate care. Equipped with the most advanced technology available, the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit will provide families and doctors with comprehensive evaluation that results in precise diagnostics, which are especially critical for patients with hard-to-manage, complex seizure disorders. The unit’s six monitoring rooms will include state-of-the-art electroencephalogram (EEG) equipment and other diagnostic technology. Focused on family-centered care, each room will have a special space for parents to stay with their child to provide emotional support and comfort during extended stays. Our goal is to significantly enhance the patient experience and improve quality of life and outcomes by increasing ease of access to life-changing care. 

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