Hunter Tylo is trying to turn tragedy into triumph.
The Bold and the Beautiful actress has joined forces with the newly organized American Epilepsy Outreach Foundation (AEOF) to help raise awareness of the neurological disorder that affects more than three million people in the country. Her goal is to educate the public on first aid for someone experiencing a seizure.
Tylo helped the foundation in honor of her son Mickey, who died of a seizure-related accident in October.
Through its website, www.epilepsyoutreach.org, AEOF offers information on detecting and treating seizure disorders, first aid information for someone experiencing a seizure, links to a variety of related resources and an outlet to share personal stories. The organization also distributes first aid information to schools and other public venues.
Tylo and the founders of AEOF hope to raise $20,000 this month to help support its programs. Visit the site now to contribute.