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Women and Epilepsy

Mother says Summerfest Camp brought a ‘sparkle’ back to her daughter’s eyes

August 1, 2019

By Deron Hamel Isabella De Sousa recently returned from attending Summerfest Camp, and the 15-year-old says she has noticed a change in herself since she had her first experience two years ago at the summer camp designed for children and youths living with epilepsy. “I feel like I am a lot more comfortable being able…

Winning Miss Canada title is helping Christine Jamieson raise epilepsy awareness

April 1, 2019

By Deron Hamel When she was diagnosed with epilepsy at 16, Christine Jamieson says she never could have imagined that one day she would be crowned Miss Canada. But that’s exactly what happened. Christine recently won the Miss Canada pageant, competing against 36 contestants in Montreal for the title. She’s hoping her story will inspire…

Student’s message to others: epilepsy does not define who you are

November 15, 2018

By Deron Hamel If you are living with epilepsy, the condition should not define the person you are, says Olivia Tomchick. To persevere in life, you need to kick your fears to the curb and pursue your dreams, says the 19-year-old. With this idea in mind, Olivia keeps pursuing her interests and doing the things…