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Women and Epilepsy

Epilepsy has been no match for student’s inner strength

January 10, 2024

By Deron Hamel Angélique Erry recalls how when she was diagnosed with epilepsy at 13, she felt the condition would be a barrier that would prevent her from living life to its fullest. She remembers her doctor giving her a list of activities she needed to avoid, telling her how many hours of sleep she…

Scholarship recipient is inspired by those who’ve helped her thrive

November 3, 2023

By Deron Hamel Taylor Thomas is planning to use her talents and education to help others living with seizure disorders. Taylor, who is working towards a BA in psychology with a focus on neuropsychology at Brock University, says she has been inspired by the people who have helped her flourish in life while managing her…

Emma Silver says winning the Name the Brain contest has been ‘empowering’

September 20, 2023

By Deron Hamel The winner of the Epilepsy Shop’s contest to name the cartoon brain mascot on the new Good Vibes line of T-shirts and hoodies says the experience of penning the winning entry – and being involved in the design process – has been “empowering.” Emma Silver received first-place honours in the Name the…

Student is using her epilepsy experiences to guide others

July 6, 2023

By Deron Hamel Isabella De Sousa is dedicated to making it her mission to provide people with epilepsy the support and guidance that has helped her on her own journey of living with the condition. Diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age, Isabella says she experienced “a lot of anxiety and self-consciousness” growing up with…