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Epilepsy Ontario

Ticket price reduced for 2017 Sail Away cruise in support of Summerfest

May 11, 2017

By Deron Hamel There’s one more reason to attend this year’s Sail Away cruise to help send children living with epilepsy to Summerfest Camp – a reduced ticket price. Thanks to support from the annual event’s sponsors, the ticket price for the 2017 Sail Away cruise is $70. The ticket price last year was $85.…

Ottawa man proves there’s always hope when you’re living with epilepsy

April 10, 2017

By Deron Hamel Shaun Kehoe has a message for every person with epilepsy who’s living with uncontrolled seizures: “Don’t let epilepsy beat you. Where there’s a will, there’s a way.” The 34-year-old Ottawa resident knows what he’s talking about. Kehoe struggled with uncontrolled seizures from age 17 to 25. Having uncontrolled seizures impacted his life…

Epilepsy Ontario engages MPPs and policy makers at Epilepsy Action Day 2017

March 9, 2017

By Deron Hamel TORONTO – Epilepsy Ontario executive director Paul Raymond says the success of the sixth Epilepsy Action Day at Queen’s Park on Feb. 28 was the overwhelming engagement from MPPs and policy makers had about the agency’s epilepsy care advocacy agenda. MPPs and policy makers offered Epilepsy Ontario suggestions to help move its…

Action Day 2017 will focus on need for gov’t to translate evidence into practice

February 9, 2017

By Deron Hamel Epilepsy Ontario is focusing this year’s Epilepsy Action Day at Queen’s Park on the need to standardize care for people with epilepsy across Ontario through dissemination and implementation of the province’s clinical epilepsy guidelines, as well as explaining what the guidelines mean for patients and doctors. This year’s Epilepsy Action Day is…