An epilepsy advocate and volunteer educator with The Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chicago, Beth Ruark has worked for over 13 years with the epilepsy community. Beth has worked with outreach, fundraising, support, and education on elementary, high school and college levels focusing on the importance of seizure awareness. I went to Springfield to support the Seizure Action Plan bill, which passed to require Illinois teachers to have epilepsy training, and seizure action plans for all students was a pivotal change for epilepsy awareness within schools. With a BA in Fine and Professional arts, Beth has worked for many design firms, ad agencies, a corporate marketing department, and freelanced for many clients. Her passion for the arts and assisting those with disabilities match the Hidden Truths Project’s focus to bring epilepsy awareness through the arts. Beth lives in Chicago with her husband and two daughters, one diagnosed with generalized epilepsy when she was 12.