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Looking ahead and not dwelling on limitations is key to future, student says

February 27, 2020

By Deron Hamel Lexi Crowe says she lives her life focusing on looking ahead and not dwelling on things she can’t change, and this outlook is helping her live well while managing her epilepsy. Lexi, who graduated from high school last year, had her first seizure when she was in Grade 1. While her seizures…

Living with epilepsy has inspired Sierra Spence to make a career of helping others

December 9, 2019

By Deron Hamel Volunteering and giving back to her community has always been important to Sierra Spence, so it’s no surprise she plans to pursue a career helping others once she completes her studies. Sierra lived with seizures from the time she was 10 months old until December 2016, when she underwent brain surgery which…

Epilepsy should not stop you from doing what you want: student

November 8, 2019

By Deron Hamel Megan Sherwin was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 9. She’s also living with cerebral palsy. But living with these conditions does not control her life. In fact, Megan says she finds herself inspired to show others that she can do anything she wants. “I have faced many challenges growing up, but that…

Student hopes to raise epilepsy awareness through film

October 15, 2019

By Deron Hamel Alexandra Law says she hopes to one day use the power of film to help people understand what living with epilepsy is like. Alexandra, who is currently a student in the media fundamentals program at Sheridan College, says that her goal is to become a fiction writer and she also plans to…