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Women and Epilepsy

Never let epilepsy stand in your way: Kate Selway turns to nurse-triathlete for inspiration

June 9, 2016

By Deron Hamel Burlington, Ont. Grade 12 student Kate Selway says her inspiration comes from Glenna Fraumeni, a Toronto nurse and triathlete who, like Kate, is living with epilepsy. Sports are an important part of Kate’s life. She plays soccer, badminton, field hockey, volleyball and swims on her school’s team. Though her doctor recommended she…

Peterborough woman hoping to write book about persevering with epilepsy

April 14, 2016

By Deron Hamel At Toronto Western Hospital, Kerry Jenkins is known as the “walking textbook on epilepsy.” Given her incredible story of perseverance, her doctors, as well as people at Epilepsy Toronto, have suggested Jenkins write a book about her struggle with epilepsy and the strides she has gained. Now 47 and living in Peterborough,…

Thesis examines disclosure among young women with epilepsy

January 14, 2016

By Deron Hamel When searching for a topic for her master’s thesis at Brock University, Suzanne McGuire noticed a lack of published information about how young women living with epilepsy disclose their condition. Epilepsy, McGuire notes, is one of the oldest documented medical conditions, yet, there is little information about how people disclose their condition.…