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Voices of Epilepsy

Epilepsy Awareness Month sparking a social-media frenzy

March 21, 2019

By Deron Hamel Businesses and municipalities across Ontario are getting involved with Epilepsy Awareness Month, and Trevor Gordon is promoting their activities, encouraging dialogue about epilepsy and prompting people to help spread the word about a condition that affects one in every 100 Canadians. Trevor, Epilepsy Ontario’s manager of social media platforms, says he’s seeing…

Provincial Budget

January 15, 2019

In Ontario, 95,000 people live with epilepsy, and every year thousands of them make unnecessary trips to the Emergency Room, adding to the province’s Hallway Healthcare crisis and costing the healthcare system millions of dollars. It doesn’t need to be this way. Epilepsy Ontario’s has sent a pre-budget submission to the provincial government, asking for $11 million…

‘Nothing is impossible.’ Singer’s quote resonates with student living with epilepsy

December 5, 2018

By Deron Hamel Sarah McKenzie-Kerr has one career goal: to work with children. It’s a goal she’s now pursuing, thanks in part to inspiration from a famous singer who, like Sarah, is living with epilepsy. Susan Boyle, the Scottish singer who gained worldwide notoriety after performing I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables on Britain’s…