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Mother says sending her son to Summerfest Camp helped her ‘let go’

September 5, 2016

By Deron Hamel Iris Amaya says her decision to send her son Jeremy to Summerfest Camp for the first time six years ago was largely to provide her with a sense of well-being. Jeremy, who is living with epilepsy, was six at the time. Iris says she made the decision to send her son to…

Westmount Gardens wins Epilepsy Support Centre’s Purple Day Challenge

July 21, 2016

By Deron Hamel Westmount Gardens, a London, Ont. long-term care home, is the winner of the Epilepsy Support Centre’s 2016 Purple Day Challenge, an annual contest where seniors’ care homes raise epilepsy awareness. Now in its second year, the Purple Day Challenge was launched to recognize the increasing prevalence of epilepsy in the senior population…

Spy-themed gala raising money to support people with epilepsy

July 14, 2016

By Deron Hamel Epilepsy Ontario and EpLink are teaming up to host the organizations’ first annual Brain Benefit Ball to raise money in support of people living with epilepsy. The event, called the Shaken, Not Stirred gala, will be held in Toronto Oct. 20 and will feature a James Bond theme that promises “an evening…