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Epilepsy in Adults

Mom says Summerfest Camp has helped her son grow in every way

August 30, 2019

By Deron Hamel “If he succeeds at camp, he’ll succeed in life.” This was the message a neurologist had for Renee Long after learning Renee was sending her son, Finlay, to Summerfest Camp. Those words have certainly rung true, Renee says. Finlay, now 14, has attended Summerfest, a camping experience for children and youths aged…

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…

‘Nothing is impossible.’ Singer’s quote resonates with student living with epilepsy

December 5, 2018

By Deron Hamel Sarah McKenzie-Kerr has one career goal: to work with children. It’s a goal she’s now pursuing, thanks in part to inspiration from a famous singer who, like Sarah, is living with epilepsy. Susan Boyle, the Scottish singer who gained worldwide notoriety after performing I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables on Britain’s…