University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill announced on Thursday — national Rise Above Seizures Day — he will be making a $100,000 donation to help children dealing with epilepsy.
The coach has been very open about suffering from epilepsy. He suffered a series of seizures on the sidelines last season that had some questioning if he would be able to perform his job.
Kill said he hopes to show others the disorder doesn’t have to get in the way of living a full life. Kill said his donation will go to the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota in order to launch the “Chasing Dreams with Coach Kill” fund.
The coach said he hopes his donation helps people be prepared to help someone having a seizure and to learn more about epilepsy. He said he’s hoping to get in every school in the state and educate students so that young children are not ashamed of having epilepsy.