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OBCL Epilepsy Scholarship Awards are back — and you can apply now

March 6, 2014

Are you a student living with epilepsy entering your first year of university in September? If so, you have an opportunity to apply for an OBCL Epilepsy Scholarship Award — and OBCL president Lawton Osler is hoping to see lots of applicants. “I’m looking for as many people as possible to apply,” Osler tells Voices…

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…