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Epilepsy Awareness

Emma Silver says winning the Name the Brain contest has been ‘empowering’

September 20, 2023

By Deron Hamel The winner of the Epilepsy Shop’s contest to name the cartoon brain mascot on the new Good Vibes line of T-shirts and hoodies says the experience of penning the winning entry – and being involved in the design process – has been “empowering.” Emma Silver received first-place honours in the Name the…

Epilepsy Shop supports programs and services while making you look good

August 25, 2023

By Deron Hamel Epilepsy Ontario has created an online store to help people support programs and services for those living with epilepsy as well as to spread epilepsy awareness – and to look good while doing so. The Epilepsy Shop was born in 2020 and has been selling an array of colourful T-shirts and hoodies…

Student is using her epilepsy experiences to guide others

July 6, 2023

By Deron Hamel Isabella De Sousa is dedicated to making it her mission to provide people with epilepsy the support and guidance that has helped her on her own journey of living with the condition. Diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age, Isabella says she experienced “a lot of anxiety and self-consciousness” growing up with…

Doctoral student uses his experiences with epilepsy to inspire others

June 8, 2023

By Deron Hamel Tyler Herrington is completing his doctoral studies focused on climate-change research, defying the odds a childhood physician gave his parents when asked how epilepsy would impact his life. As a child living with epilepsy, Tyler’s parents were told by the doctor that epilepsy would prevent their son from living a rich and…