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Diagnosing Epilepsy

I AM 1 in 100 campaign takes off across Canada

March 26, 2020

By Deron Hamel The seed of the I AM 1 in 100 social media campaign was planted at a brainstorming session at Epilepsy Ottawa in 2019 to raise epilepsy awareness. The idea was put into action, then spread throughout the Ottawa area, was adopted by the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance (CEA) and has now grown across…

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…

Epilepsy Durham Region donates 1,900 Lora dogs to local first responders

January 27, 2020

By Deron Hamel Epilepsy Durham Region has provided 1,900 Lora the Lavender Labrador soft plush charity dogs to Durham Region first responders to help build strong connections with local police, fire and ambulance services, as well as to raise epilepsy awareness. The Lora dogs were presented to first responders during a Dec. 17 ceremony at…