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The Patrick Ring Foundation
Following Patrick’s unexpected death on February 6, 2014, The Patrick Ring Foundation was founded in March of 2014 by Patrick’s twin brother, Christopher Ring, his sister, Jennifer Murphy, and his fiancé, Tara Lange.  It wasn’t until after Patrick’s death that his family learned that his life-long battle with epilepsy could be fatal.  His cause of death was documented as SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy).
The Patrick Ring Foundation was founded in honor of the most caring and loving fiancé, son, brother, uncle, nephew, grandson and friend anyone could ask for.
The Patrick Ring Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness about epilepsy (a condition that 1 in 26 people will suffer from in their lifetime), and the impact seizures can have on the individual and his/her family.  More specifically, The Patrick Ring Foundation strives to raise awareness of SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy).   Recent studies estimate the rate of SUDEP among adults and children is at about one death per 1,000 people with epilepsy per year.  Due to misdiagnosis and lack of awareness, some estimate the rate to be as high as 1 in 100.
Patrick felt a huge amount of pride in his work and loved teaching others. By doing so, he instilled in those he taught how to better understand and utilize the knowledge that they had.  By forming The Patrick Ring Foundation in his honor, we hope to do what Patrick did best – teach.  We hope to create awareness by educating others about Epilepsy and SUDEP and draw the attention these conditions deserve.
Our goal is simple: spread the awareness of Epilepsy and SUDEP.
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