Michael Patrick Loughlin was one of the most dedicated volunteer counselors at Camp Achieve; he made Camp Achieve a special place for everyone there. He was first diagnosed with epilepsy after being bitten by a mosquito and developing meningitis, living with active epilepsy for the rest of his life.
In August 2022, Mike tragically passed away due to a seizure-related accident. He was the beloved husband of the EFEPA’s Program Director, Rena Loughlin, and the cherished son of Northeast Resource Coordinator, Mary Loughlin and one of our most valuable volunteers, Bill Loughlin. He was adored by campers, counselors, staff, and community members alike for his silly humor, positivity and helpful nature.
Mary first became involved with the EFEPA shortly after Mike’s diagnosis to seek support and resources. As a result, she ultimately built the community programs and services now offered in Northeast PA. Following the passing of Mike, the Loughlin Family continues to support and serve the epilepsy community in his honor.
The opening of the Michael P. Loughlin Epilepsy Community & Resource Center will provide a space for Epilepsy Warriors, like Mike, to gather, meet, connect and volunteer. A place where anyone affected by epilepsy can go to seek the support they need, in memory of Mike.