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Voices of Epilepsy

Schools, organizations, large and small, encouraged to show support on Purple Day

March 24, 2015

By Deron Hamel Scotiabank branches in 116 Ontario communities will be raising awareness of epilepsy on Purple Day on March 26. The financial institute is the largest organization in the province to jump on board in support of the epilepsy community’s most celebrated awareness event. This marks the first year Scotiabank has hosted Purple Day…

How neurosurgery gave Whitney Goulstone her life back

March 20, 2015

On the morning of Nov. 25, 2010, Whitney Goulstone had a simple partial seizure, shortly after waking up. She was having surgery later that day to address her epilepsy and didn’t know what to expect. Doctors told her the surgery would likely reduce her seizures but not eliminate them. But since having the surgery, which…

People living with neurological conditions to speak at ‘inspirational’ event

March 11, 2015

The Ontario Brain Institute (OBI) is hosting a free public talk in Toronto March 24 that will see three people living with neurological conditions share their inspirational stories of the challenges they’ve faced and how they’ve overcome obstacles. One of the speakers is epilepsy awareness advocate Whitney Goulstone, a Toronto woman living with epilepsy who…

Support from OPP helps Sgt. Rob Jamieson continue the career he loves

March 5, 2015

Next to his family, there’s nothing Rob Jamieson says he loves more than his career in law enforcement. A sergeant with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), he has always given a 100-per-cent effort to the organization he serves and to his colleagues. And after he suffered his first two seizures in November 1996 and February…