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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…

From experiences with epilepsy, student sees opportunity for mobile app to help others

September 23, 2019

By Deron Hamel An old proverb states that necessity is the mother of invention. Logan Place wants to someday develop a mobile application to track issues related to epilepsy to help doctors better manage the condition for patients – something he says would have been helpful to his doctors and family when he was being…

‘Nothing is impossible.’ Singer’s quote resonates with student living with epilepsy

December 5, 2018

By Deron Hamel Sarah McKenzie-Kerr has one career goal: to work with children. It’s a goal she’s now pursuing, thanks in part to inspiration from a famous singer who, like Sarah, is living with epilepsy. Susan Boyle, the Scottish singer who gained worldwide notoriety after performing I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserables on Britain’s…

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…