Dravet.ca hosting family retreat to increase community spirit


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’


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


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


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 →

President of Canadian Medication Association speaks about the drug shortages in Canada


  Canadian Medical Association President, Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti, highlights the serious implications and effects on people’s lives when epilepsy medications are not available. You can see the … Continue Reading →

People with epilepsy can provide valuable input during drug-shortage consultation

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People concerned about medication shortages are encouraged to participate in a public consultation that’s open until July 5 to provide Health Canada with feedback about this issue and … Continue Reading →

Have Your Say on Drug Shortages (May 22 – July 5)


“Your medication isn’t available”. This shocking news from your pharmacist comes out of the blue with little time to seek solutions. Unfortunately, it’s often the first notice that … Continue Reading →

Agencies hoping On the Edge will enlighten a new demographic


Donna Pammer and Dianne McKenzie say the best thing that could stem from their epilepsy support agencies hosting screenings of On the Edge would be for people who … Continue Reading →