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Seizures in Children

Experiences with epilepsy inspire student to educate teachers about the condition

May 3, 2024

By Deron Hamel Matthew Farrish says he hopes to one day help students and their teachers better understand epilepsy and the challenges children living with seizure disorders face at school. Having lived with epilepsy since age 2, Matthew, who grew up in Thunder Bay, knows first-hand about this. “While attending school in northern Ontario, I…

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…

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…

Mother says Summerfest Camp brought a ‘sparkle’ back to her daughter’s eyes

August 1, 2019

By Deron Hamel Isabella De Sousa recently returned from attending Summerfest Camp, and the 15-year-old says she has noticed a change in herself since she had her first experience two years ago at the summer camp designed for children and youths living with epilepsy. “I feel like I am a lot more comfortable being able…