Posted by Tim Kelley on Mar 14, 2023
Reading Rotary will welcome back Dr. Philip Haydon as a speaker at its meeting on March 20 at 6 pm at RCTV.  Philip Haydon is an internationally recognized neuroscientist, and Professor and Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine. He runs an active laboratory researching a multitude of neurological disorders, including epilepsy.
Dr. Haydon founded Sail 4 Epilepsy, with a mission to use sailing to inspire people with epilepsy, their families, and their caregivers to take One More Step towards living a fuller life, with the necessary safety measures in place.  Dr. Haydon has had trauma induced epilepsy since he was 15.  Roughly ten years ago, he decided to start talking about his epilepsy to promote greater understanding. 
Dr. Haydon is an impressive and inspirational speaker and who previously spoke to Reading Rotary in April 2022.
Sail For Epilepsy posts photos, videos, and blogs and broadcasts live while underway, but this project is about more than sailing.  During in-port events, Phil and his crew engage with the local community to share his story and hear about ways others are living a fuller life, despite epilepsy. He gives presentations with the goal of educating the public about epilepsy and seizure first aid.
The public is invited to attend.  For questions, please contact John Douglass ( or Sheila Clarke (  
Pictured here is Co-President John Douglass with Dr. Phil Haydon.