Vice President Joe Biden made a stop in Chicago yesterday to help raise money for an old friend.
The organization raises money in hopes of finding a cure for Epilepsy, a disease that affects the Axelrod's eldest daughter, Lauren.
Tuesday night's fundraiser brought in $800,000 for epilepsy research, according to the Sun-Times. About 900 people attended, including Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
Biden told the crowd about his cranial aneurysm 24 years ago. Doctors gave him a 30 percent chance of survival before they operated. He spent the next seven months on anti-seizure medications.
Three million Americans suffer from epilepsy.
Vice President Biden also attended a fundraiser for his and President Obama's re-election campaign. The event was closed to the press and was also held at Navy Pier at Riva's restaurant.