Chicago’s Hamilton Launches Campaign to Cure Epilepsy

News   Chicago’s Hamilton Launches Campaign to Cure Epilepsy
 
The star has a personal reason for battling the neurological disease.
Miguel Cervantes and family
Miguel Cervantes and family

Is there anything Hamilton can't do?

Miguel Cervantes, who plays Alexander Hamilton in the Chicago production of the hit musical, intends to find out.

He is partnering with Chicago’s Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) in a new fundraising campaign to raise money to do no less than find a cure for epilepsy, the neurological disease that often causes convulsions and loss of consciousness.

Cervantes’ 1-year-old daughter Adelaide suffers a rare childhood form of epilepsy called Infantile Spasms (IS), which has caused her to suffer dozens of seizures each day, and caused several developmental and cognitive delay, according to Cervantes' spokesperson.

There is currently no cure for epilepsy.

Fans may donate at myshotatepilepsy.org or buy raffle tickets for prizes including backstage passes, caroling with the Hamilton cast, and live performances by cast members at your private party.

Cervantes has released a video with a rap performance about his family and his desire to campaign for a cure:


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