Meg Busing created the Midwest YouCan Foundation with her husband Kael after a 10-year battle with intractable epilepsy.

Meg Busing created the Midwest YouCan Foundation with her husband Kael after a 10-year battle with intractable epilepsy.

Our History

After a decade-long battle with intractable seizures stemming from a traumatic brain injury, Meg Busing knows all about the trials and tribulations of living with epilepsy.

As a nurse, mother and former camp counselor, she also knows the transformative power of community — and how a summer camp experience can provide that kind of community.

Meg spent her college summers volunteering at a California camp for kids with cancer and their siblings. Seeing what an amazing impact it had on kids affected by chronic illness, she made it her mission to bring that life-affirming experience to children with epilepsy throughout the Midwest.

Meg founded Camp YouCan with her husband Kael in 2011 — the first and only camp of its kind in Nebraska.


Our Mission

People with epilepsy know their disorder isn’t just physical — the effects are mental and emotional as well. Far too often, we’re counted out of activities that many people take for granted, and feelings of anxiety or isolation can take their toll.

At the Midwest YouCan Foundation, we combat these challenges through empowerment — celebrating all the amazing things we can do. Through recreation, community building and a culture of inclusion, we’re helping people with epilepsy strengthen their self-confidence, explore their independence, develop meaningful relationships and enjoy a higher quality of life.


Looking Ahead

With Camp YouCan now in its fifth year, we’re working to expand our services to include more programs for adults and family members. If you’d like to get involved, check out our volunteer and donation pages, or sign up below to receive email updates.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

PRESIDENT

Meg Busing, RN, BSN
Camp YouCan Director

VICE PRESIDENT

Kael Busing
Elementary School Counselor, 
Spring Lake Magnet

 
 

Mike Wostoupal
Vice President, AIG

Linda Auman
Area Sales Manager, Neurology Division, Lundbeck

 LeBron Paige, MD
Director of Epilepsy Program, 
UT Erlanger Neurology

 
 

 Alicia Elson
Vice President of Human Resources, Quality Living, Inc.

Marc T. Bowman, CPA
Treasurer