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Never let epilepsy stand in your way: Kate Selway turns to nurse-triathlete for inspiration

June 9, 2016

By Deron Hamel Burlington, Ont. Grade 12 student Kate Selway says her inspiration comes from Glenna Fraumeni, a Toronto nurse and triathlete who, like Kate, is living with epilepsy. Sports are an important part of Kate’s life. She plays soccer, badminton, field hockey, volleyball and swims on her school’s team. Though her doctor recommended she…

Aspiring artist with epilepsy draws inspiration from Van Gogh

June 3, 2016

By Deron Hamel Vincent Van Gogh has a special place in Emily Greer’s heart. Emily, who is studying fine art at OCAD University in Toronto, says Van Gogh is her favourite artist. But she also feels a connection to Van Gogh on another level. Emily is living with epilepsy. Many historians (and even Van Gogh’s…