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    Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:26:39

    The Epilepsy Foundation Teams Up With Sleepy Man Banjo Boys - They are from New Jersey!

    The Epilepsy Foundation has announced a partnership with The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys.

    The proceeds from a SMBB song will be donated to epilepsy research.

    The young trio of brothers: 17 year-old Tommy Mizzone on guitar, 15 year-old Robbie Mizzone on fiddle and lead vocals, and 12 year-old Jonny Mizzone on banjo have made quite an entrance onto the music scene in a short period of time. Their latest EP By My Side, released in June [iTunes link], features a song called "Man in Your Corner" that, for the boys, hits very close to home. The song was written by them as a tribute for their younger brother Sam, who has epilepsy.

    Robbie Mizzone shared, "We wrote 'Man in Your Corner' to let Sam know we will always be here for him and to hopefully inspire others to get involved in the fight against epilepsy. We are really excited to be working with the Epilepsy Foundation in support of our brother and others impacted by seizures."

    What loving brothers the Mizzones are!

    Sam Mizzone lives with epilepsy, but after trying numerous kinds of treatment found control for his seizures through a form of the ketogenic diet. This special high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet, prescribed and monitored by a physician and nutritionist, can help control seizures in some people. The Mizzone family will be working with the Epilepsy Foundation to help promote how families should pursue new therapies and treatments if seizure control is not optimal.

    "The Epilepsy Foundation is a family and an unwavering ally for people living with seizures," said Philip M. Gattone, president and CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation and the father of a child with epilepsy. "The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, with their creativity, strength and passion, will be warmly embraced by our community. We are excited that they are willing to lend their musical talents to help raise awareness and make a difference for millions of people."

    The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys will be donating the proceeds from the digital sales of "Man in Your Corner" to the Epilepsy Foundation. The band will also be involved in a national public awareness campaign this fall and plans to participate in the National Walk for Epilepsy in Washington, DC, on April 11, 2015.

    Watch the video below.

    What a great cause!

    Can you spread the word and check out the song? Share, share, share! And get involved at Epilepsy.com.

    —Amy Sciarretto

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