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Mother says Summerfest Camp brought a ‘sparkle’ back to her daughter’s eyes

August 1, 2019

By Deron Hamel Isabella De Sousa recently returned from attending Summerfest Camp, and the 15-year-old says she has noticed a change in herself since she had her first experience two years ago at the summer camp designed for children and youths living with epilepsy. “I feel like I am a lot more comfortable being able…

Winning Miss Canada title is helping Christine Jamieson raise epilepsy awareness

April 1, 2019

By Deron Hamel When she was diagnosed with epilepsy at 16, Christine Jamieson says she never could have imagined that one day she would be crowned Miss Canada. But that’s exactly what happened. Christine recently won the Miss Canada pageant, competing against 36 contestants in Montreal for the title. She’s hoping her story will inspire…

Epilepsy Awareness Month sparking a social-media frenzy

March 21, 2019

By Deron Hamel Businesses and municipalities across Ontario are getting involved with Epilepsy Awareness Month, and Trevor Gordon is promoting their activities, encouraging dialogue about epilepsy and prompting people to help spread the word about a condition that affects one in every 100 Canadians. Trevor, Epilepsy Ontario’s manager of social media platforms, says he’s seeing…