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Diagnosing Epilepsy

Epilepsy diagnoses motivates student ‘to leap further and work harder’

August 31, 2017

By Deron Hamel Mackenzie Fast says being diagnosed with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy has only made her work harder towards her goals in life. Mackenzie, who graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in St. Thomas, Ont., in June, will soon be starting her first year of studies at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo. She has…

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…

2 charities partner to create educational sessions focused on Dravet spectrum disorders

March 27, 2017

By Deron Hamel Dravet Canada and SUDEP Aware have partnered to deliver a series of educational sessions led by researchers and clinicians to provide the latest information about Dravet spectrum disorders to families and caregivers of people living with the condition. The first Dravet Day events are being held April 8 in Toronto and St.…