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Voices of Epilepsy

Parents applaud Summerfest’s impact on their children

May 21, 2015

By Deron Hamel Parents of children attending Summerfest Camp say the annual camping experience enhances independence, builds self-confidence and drives personal development. Speaking with Voices of Epilepsy in 2014, Philippa Howell recalled how she had concerns when her daughter, Georgina, went to her first Summerfest Camp in 2010. Georgina, then eight, had never been away…

Phase 3 trial to provide clearer picture of CBD’s side effects: researcher

May 14, 2015

By Deron Hamel The third phase of a study examining the impact of cannabidiol (CBD) on people living with severe, drug-resistant forms of epilepsy will paint a clearer picture as to whether or not the cannabis extract has any side effects, says epilepsy researcher Dr. McIntyre Burnham. Phase 2 of the multi-centre study, which was…

Organizers for Summerfest fundraising cruise aiming to build upon last year’s success

May 7, 2015

By Deron Hamel Kelly Cvijanovich says she hopes Epilepsy Ontario’s second annual fundraising cruise in support of Summerfest Camp will build upon the success from last year’s inaugural event. Cvijanovich, the cruise committee’s chair, says organizers have commissioned a larger boat for this year’s event and are selling more tickets due to the excellent turnout…

Summerfest: Sail Away

May 7, 2015

Buy your tickets now! Kick off summer 2015 in style while raising funds to send children with epilepsy to summer camp!