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Voices of Epilepsy

Epilepsy Ontario retreat focuses on helping agencies build capacity

June 16, 2016

A recent retreat hosted by Epilepsy Ontario for community-based epilepsy agencies was aimed at building knowledge capacity for executive directors and staff members throughout the province. The retreat, which was funded by the Trillium Foundation of Ontario and held June 6-8 in Innisfil, Ont., brought together representatives from 11 of the 14 agencies Epilepsy Ontario…

Never let epilepsy stand in your way: Kate Selway turns to nurse-triathlete for inspiration

June 9, 2016

By Deron Hamel Burlington, Ont. Grade 12 student Kate Selway says her inspiration comes from Glenna Fraumeni, a Toronto nurse and triathlete who, like Kate, is living with epilepsy. Sports are an important part of Kate’s life. She plays soccer, badminton, field hockey, volleyball and swims on her school’s team. Though her doctor recommended she…

Aspiring artist with epilepsy draws inspiration from Van Gogh

June 3, 2016

By Deron Hamel Vincent Van Gogh has a special place in Emily Greer’s heart. Emily, who is studying fine art at OCAD University in Toronto, says Van Gogh is her favourite artist. But she also feels a connection to Van Gogh on another level. Emily is living with epilepsy. Many historians (and even Van Gogh’s…