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Seizures in Children

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…

Student with epilepsy says Lord of the Rings actor inspired him to maximize potential

September 20, 2018

By Deron Hamel Eric Jose’s dream has been to enter the business world, and he has taken his first step towards achieving this as a student at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University in Kingston. He also started experiencing absence seizures – which are seizures characterized by brief lapses in consciousness – at…

Mother underscores importance of diagnosing ESES epilepsy early

June 7, 2018

By Deron Hamel Jennifer Young says parents should be aware of the symptoms of Electrical Status Epilepticus during Sleep (ESES) epilepsy, a condition that appears in childhood and does not present itself through seizures but rather as learning difficulties and behavioural changes. Jennifer’s son was diagnosed with ESES when he was seven years old and…