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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…

Living with epilepsy has inspired Sierra Spence to make a career of helping others

December 9, 2019

By Deron Hamel Volunteering and giving back to her community has always been important to Sierra Spence, so it’s no surprise she plans to pursue a career helping others once she completes her studies. Sierra lived with seizures from the time she was 10 months old until December 2016, when she underwent brain surgery which…

Epilepsy should not stop you from doing what you want: student

November 8, 2019

By Deron Hamel Megan Sherwin was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 9. She’s also living with cerebral palsy. But living with these conditions does not control her life. In fact, Megan says she finds herself inspired to show others that she can do anything she wants. “I have faced many challenges growing up, but that…

Student hopes to raise epilepsy awareness through film

October 15, 2019

By Deron Hamel Alexandra Law says she hopes to one day use the power of film to help people understand what living with epilepsy is like. Alexandra, who is currently a student in the media fundamentals program at Sheridan College, says that her goal is to become a fiction writer and she also plans to…