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Challenges with epilepsy empowering student to reach goals

September 4, 2013

Growing up with epilepsy, Tori Gleason faced many challenges. Now she’s hoping to turn the negative experiences that came with living with a seizure disorder into something she can use to help others. The 18-year-old is enrolled in the child and youth worker program at St. Lawrence College in Brockville, Ont. She’s planning to use…

Epilepsy diagnosis inspires scholarship recipient to help others

July 24, 2013

Suzanne McGuire is hoping to turn her epilepsy diagnosis into an opportunity to help others affected by seizure disorders by pursuing a degree in applied health sciences from Brock University. Upon completing her studies, McGuire, a St. Catharines native, plans to educate people about epilepsy through advocacy work and, possibly, working in health-care administration and…

Student wants to give back to hospital that changed her life

July 4, 2013

Katelyn Lewis has been seizure-free since having surgery to control her epilepsy in December 2009. Since then, her life has changed dramatically for the better, and she’s preparing to enter Confederation College in the autumn. Katelyn, the recipient of an OBCL Epilepsy Scholarship Award for 2013, is planning to attend Confederation College’s one-year medical assistant…

Six persevering students earn OBCL scholarship awards

June 6, 2013

OBCL Scholars (Left to right): Suzanne McGuire, Alexander Johnson, Kirsten Leusink, and Chloe Gallagher. The OBCL Epilepsy Scholarship Awards were presented June 4 to six students who all have one thing in common – they are living with epilepsy but they’re not letting it interfere with their future plans.Chloe Gallagher is one of the scholarship…