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 →


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

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  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)

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“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

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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 →