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Women and Epilepsy

Epilepsy Ontario video project highlights exceptional young woman’s life

April 24, 2014

Seventeen-year-old Lia Turner says she hopes a series of videos documenting her life will send a positive message about how people can live with epilepsy and be thriving and productive. The videos are part of a project Epilepsy Ontario has embarked upon in collaboration with Universus Media Group Inc., the company that created the videos.…

Surgery has provided Kerry Jenkins with new lease on life

January 8, 2014

Peterborough resident Kerry Jenkins says the deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery she had in December 2012 has offered her a new lease on life. While the surgery reduced the number of seizures she was having by nearly half, what has helped her in her journey has been the support of her husband and in-laws and…

Life changes for Kerry Jenkins, one year after surgery to control epilepsy

January 7, 2014

Kerry Jenkins is living proof of the difference successful surgery can make in the life of a person who has epilepsy. Since having deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery in December 2012, Jenkins, who was once described by doctors as having one of the most severe cases of epilepsy in the world, has had her seizures…

Challenges with epilepsy empowering student to reach goals

September 4, 2013

Growing up with epilepsy, Tori Gleason faced many challenges. Now she’s hoping to turn the negative experiences that came with living with a seizure disorder into something she can use to help others. The 18-year-old is enrolled in the child and youth worker program at St. Lawrence College in Brockville, Ont. She’s planning to use…