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Osler scholarship recipient says Purple Day founder has been an inspiration

September 11, 2017

By Deron Hamel Sarah Picotte says Cassidy Megan has been an important source of inspiration in her life. Cassidy was just nine years old when she launched the first Purple Day to raise worldwide epilepsy awareness on March 26, 2008. Sarah is the same age Cassidy, and like Cassidy, she is also living with epilepsy.…

Epilepsy diagnoses motivates student ‘to leap further and work harder’

August 31, 2017

By Deron Hamel Mackenzie Fast says being diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy has only made her work harder towards her goals in life. Mackenzie, who graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in St. Thomas, Ont., in June, will soon be starting her first year of studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. She has…

Toronto boy raises $7K through bake sale to send 4 kids to Summerfest Camp

June 15, 2017

By Deron Hamel A Toronto boy has raised more than $7,000 with a bake sale he spearheaded to send four children living with epilepsy to Summerfest Camp. Nine-year-old Brody, who was diagnosed with epilepsy last September, told his mother, Tammy Baruch, he wanted to do something in recognition of Purple Day, the international day of…