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Seizures in Children

New OHIP drug program will lessen financial burden for young epilepsy sufferers

January 15, 2018

By Deron Hamel Thanks to a new Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) drug program, young Ontarians with chronic health conditions will no longer have to decide whether to fill needed prescriptions or pay their bills, says Meagan FitzGerald. The program, called OHIP+, came into effect Jan. 1. OHIP+ will ensure that more than 4,400 drug…

Student-athlete overcomes epilepsy’s challenges to pursue her dreams

September 21, 2017

By Deron Hamel Mary-Katherine Rowe says living with epilepsy for the past five years has not been easy, but she has stood up to every challenge she has faced and has now entered her second year of pursuing a teaching degree at Nipissing University.Mary-Katherine was diagnosed with a seizure disorder in 2012, when she was…

Osler scholarship recipient says Purple Day founder has been an inspiration

September 11, 2017

By Deron Hamel Sarah Picotte says Cassidy Megan has been an important source of inspiration in her life. Cassidy was just nine years old when she launched the first Purple Day to raise worldwide epilepsy awareness on March 26, 2008. Sarah is the same age Cassidy, and like Cassidy, she is also living with epilepsy.…