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Voices of Epilepsy

COVID-19 – Potential Drug Shortage Information

April 17, 2020

Many people are concerned about the possibility of drug shortages in the future and the drug shortages database (drugshortagescanada.ca) is being closely monitored. Epilepsy Ontario and other community epilepsy agencies are working with the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance and other partners to help put a response plan in place in case a shortage occurs in the…

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…

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…