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Living with Epilepsy

Ticket price reduced for 2017 Sail Away cruise in support of Summerfest

May 11, 2017

By Deron Hamel There’s one more reason to attend this year’s Sail Away cruise to help send children living with epilepsy to Summerfest Camp – a reduced ticket price. Thanks to support from the annual event’s sponsors, the ticket price for the 2017 Sail Away cruise is $70. The ticket price last year was $85.…

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.…

Epilepsy Ontario engages MPPs and policy makers at Epilepsy Action Day 2017

March 9, 2017

By Deron Hamel TORONTO – Epilepsy Ontario executive director Paul Raymond says the success of the sixth Epilepsy Action Day at Queen’s Park on Feb. 28 was the overwhelming engagement from MPPs and policy makers had about the agency’s epilepsy care advocacy agenda. MPPs and policy makers offered Epilepsy Ontario suggestions to help move its…