The Epilepsy Foundation is proud to announce a partnership with the Sleepy Man Banjo Boys.
The young trio of brothers: 17 year-old Tommy Mizzone on guitar, 15 year-old Robbie Mizzone on fiddle and lead vocals, and 12 year-old Jonny Mizzone on banjo have made quite an entrance onto the music scene in a short period of time. Their latest critically acclaimed EP By My Side (released in June) features a song called “Man In Your Corner” that for the boys, hits very close to home. The song was written by them as a tribute for their younger brother Sam who has epilepsy.
Robbie Mizzone shared, “We wrote ‘Man in Your Corner’ to let Sam know we will always be here for him and to hopefully inspire others to get involved in the fight against epilepsy. We are really excited to be working with the Epilepsy Foundation in support of our brother and others impacted by seizures.”
Sam Mizzone lives with epilepsy, but after trying numerous kinds of treatment found control for his seizures through a form of the ketogenic diet. This special high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet, prescribed and monitored by a physician and nutritionist, can help control seizures in some people. The Mizzone family will be working with the Epilepsy Foundation to help promote how families should pursue new therapies and treatments if seizure control is not optimal.