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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…

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…