On Thursday, State Senator Earline Rogers (D-Gary) presented a resolution honoring 16-year-old Drake Abramson for his efforts spreading awareness about epilepsy.

“Drake has done great things, not only for his own community, but he is affecting the whole world,” Sen. Rogers said. “I was honored to have recognized him today for all of his hard work. He is going to be one of those unforgettable people in the world.”

Abramson was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2011 after having a seizure in the middle of a freshman football game at Lake Station Edison High School. Following his diagnosis, Abramson started the Think Brave non-profit foundation which provides scholarships for students suffering from epilepsy.

“I just want to raise awareness about epilepsy,” Abramson said. “Because I think if we raise awareness, we are that much closer to finding a cure.”

Abramson was provided an opportunity to speak on the Senate floor about his own past with epilepsy and his future plans. Joining Sen. Roger’s efforts, the Governor declared March 26 as Global Epilepsy Awareness Day. Senate Concurrent Resolution 41 was adopted by the Senate and all Senators stood in support of Drake Abramson and his accomplishments.

Sen. Rogers represents Indiana Senate District 3 which encompasses portions of Lake County. District 3 communities include Gary, Lake Station, New Chicago, Hobart, Ainsworth, Merrillville and Crown Point. For more information on Sen. Rogers, her legislative agenda or other State Senate business call 1-800-382-9467 or visit www.IN.gov/s3.

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