Mother attests to Summerfest’s value; golf fundraiser brings in $5K for annual camp

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Philippa Howell says attending Summerfest for four years has helped her daughter, Georgina, enhance her social skills and build self-confidence while enjoying a summer camp experience at Camp … Continue Reading →


Important Survey: People with epilepsy asked to share their perspectives on treatments

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Epilepsy Ontario is inviting adults living with epilepsy, or caregivers of people living with the condition, to participate in a survey about their experiences with epilepsy as well … Continue Reading →


Epilepsy Ontario, long-term care providers collaborating to enhance resident care

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Two long-term care providers have agreed to assist Epilepsy Ontario with a survey to help determine caregivers’ knowledge of seizure disorders. The intent is to gain a better … Continue Reading →


Epilepsy Ontario launches exciting crowdsourcing initiative

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Epilepsy Ontario has launched a crowdsourcing initiative to raise money in support of epilepsy awareness, and those who donate will have their name seen by millions of people. … Continue Reading →


Epilepsy changed student’s life but didn’t take it over

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It was the summer of 2012 and Elizabeth Paley was at a camp with two friends. She was expecting to have a fun time, but things changed. “Little … Continue Reading →


Student gains strength from experience with epilepsy

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Life for Samantha Hetherington changed on Nov. 11, 2011, when the then-15-year-old woke up on the floor of the living room in her family’s house, surrounded by paramedics, … Continue Reading →


Dravet.ca hosting family retreat to increase community spirit

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Dravet.ca, a grassroots organization of family members, friends and caregivers of people living with a Dravet spectrum disorder, is gearing up for a family retreat it’s organizing Sept. … Continue Reading →


Lia Turner says epilepsy ‘changed my life for the better’

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Seventeen-year-old Lia Turner was diagnosed with epilepsy seven years ago. Although living with a seizure disorder has had an impact on her life, it has never stopped her … Continue Reading →


Student turning epilepsy diagnosis into a positive experience to help others

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Suzanne McGuire’s life changed on Oct. 26, 2009. That afternoon, the St. Catharines native was writing her fourth-year biomechanics midterm exam at Brock University when she suddenly woke … Continue Reading →


Heather Girardin one step closer to dream with help of scholarship

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A $1,000 OBCL Epilepsy Scholarship is moving Heather Girardin one step closer to her dream of becoming a registered practical nurse (RPN). Heather, who lives in London, Ont., … Continue Reading →