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Voices of Epilepsy

Mother’s concerns growing as shortage of son’s epilepsy medication continues

April 22, 2016

By Deron Hamel If 24-year-old Julian Cole doesn’t have supplies of Apo-Divalproex and Apo-Levetiracetam to manage his epilepsy, his mother fears he will have nonstop seizures and could even die. Both medications are generic anti-seizure medications manufactured by Apotex, both are in shortage, and there is nothing Julian’s mother, Dot Cole, won’t do to secure…

Peterborough woman hoping to write book about persevering with epilepsy

April 14, 2016

By Deron Hamel At Toronto Western Hospital, Kerry Jenkins is known as the “walking textbook on epilepsy.” Given her incredible story of perseverance, her doctors, as well as people at Epilepsy Toronto, have suggested Jenkins write a book about her struggle with epilepsy and the strides she has gained. Now 47 and living in Peterborough,…

Registration open for Summerfest Camp 2016

April 7, 2016

By Deron Hamel Children living with epilepsy are once again invited to enjoy a true summertime outdoor experience this year at Summerfest Camp. Summerfest Camp, which is held annually at Camp Couchiching, near Orillia, is a unique program geared to the needs of children living with seizure disorders. Going into its 22nd year, Summerfest Camp…