Melissa Compton

Patient Leader

I am Melissa Compton and I am an adult living with epilepsy. I founded My Purple Friends Epilepsy Awareness in June 2015 to redefine epilepsy advocacy. In just a year we have become one of the leading advocacy organizations in the world. We provide free educational seminars and seizure first aid training. Using social media and our website we provide facts, statistics, current research and new treatment options. We help patients locate Neurologist/Epileptologists, work with newly diagnosed patients, assist patients in effectively communicating with their doctors and refurbish donated computers and redistribute them. We have an aggressive five year plan to implement new programs.


Lexington, KY

Past Awards Participation

Fifth Annual Health Activist Awards


Rookie of the Year
Melissa Compton

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