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PBS affiliates across North America to screen ground-breaking documentary about epilepsy

November 17, 2016

By Deron Hamel Joe Stanislaw says the best results from widespread screening of the documentary On the Edge: Living with Epilepsy would be more awareness, a greater understanding of the potential people with epilepsy have, and more interest in research. Joe is the father of Louis Stanislaw, a U.S. filmmaker who has coped with epilepsy…

Agency works with media to bring supports to family of boy with epilepsy

August 18, 2016

By Deron Hamel Epilepsy Halton Peel Hamilton communications manager Trevor Gordon was scanning online news stories in May when he came across a Global News article about a Mississauga family who was trying to find supports for the 5-year-old boy they had adopted who is living with epilepsy. In May, Rosy Garcia and Andres Sosa…

Aspiring artist with epilepsy draws inspiration from Van Gogh

June 3, 2016

By Deron Hamel Vincent Van Gogh has a special place in Emily Greer’s heart. Emily, who is studying fine art at OCAD University in Toronto, says Van Gogh is her favourite artist. But she also feels a connection to Van Gogh on another level. Emily is living with epilepsy. Many historians (and even Van Gogh’s…