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Epilepsy in Children

Renowned crime author inspires student with epilepsy to focus on her dreams

April 8, 2024

By Deron Hamel   While recovering from a tonic-clonic seizure, Lyndsey Canini says she found inspiration and motivation to continue pursuing her studies in creative writing and criminology after learning about the life of one of the world’s most celebrated authors.   At the time, the University of Ottawa student says she had been released from…

How a positive attitude helped student overcome epilepsy challenges

March 4, 2024

By Deron Hamel Amber Demers recalls the first time she experienced a seizure – it was in 2007, the day before classes began when she was a first-year university student. Shortly after, she was diagnosed with epilepsy. Simultaneously, Amber found herself facing two new challenges: living with a seizure disorder and dealing with a full-time…

Scholarship recipient is inspired by those who’ve helped her thrive

November 3, 2023

By Deron Hamel Taylor Thomas is planning to use her talents and education to help others living with seizure disorders. Taylor, who is working towards a BA in psychology with a focus on neuropsychology at Brock University, says she has been inspired by the people who have helped her flourish in life while managing her…

Student with epilepsy shares a unique bond with Vincent Van Gogh

June 22, 2023

By Deron Hamel Emily Greer says Vincent Van Gogh “has a special place” in her heart. Like Emily, the famous Dutch painter lived with epilepsy and even wrote about living with the condition. But there’s something else Emily sees in Van Gogh that others may not. And this comes from looking at one of his…