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Epilepsy in Children

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…

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…

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…