Erika – Our Inspiration

2019 Epilepsy “Have A Heart” Golf Tournament

Erika Knode developed epilepsy when she was twelve due to a cancerous brain tumor resection she had when she was only four. Erika succumbed to Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) at the age of 27.

Erika never allowed epilepsy to keep her from working towards her goal of a normal life. She found the more people learned about epilepsy, the more they could relate to the challenges those with epilepsy face. Even with continued obstacles, Erika graduated from college and worked in the medical field. Never feeling sorry for herself, she was kind and generous to others.

Barbara and Jeff English founded the Erika Epilepsy Awareness Memorial Foundation ( in memory of their daughter to raise awareness of epilepsy in our society and to assist those with epilepsy assimilate into the workplace.

Your support of the Epilepsy “Have A Heart” Golf Tournament will go towards programs that will directly help those with epilepsy and raise awareness and understanding of epilepsy in our society.

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