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Epilepsy Stories

Ottawa Area Student Wins Osler Epilepsy Scholarship

August 25, 2017

Sarah tries not to think about the fact that she has epilepsy, despite the constant reminder of her Medic Alert bracelet that she wears around her wrist. There are other reminders as well, such as the side effects of medication and the learning and memory difficulties that sometimes come with epilepsy. But Sarah has not…

Véronique’s Epilepsy Story

March 28, 2017

In Grade 5, I had my first seizures. My friends at school, my siblings and parents (and also myself…) didn’t know they were seizures. For part of my childhood, I had been a hyperactive and hard to predict child. So at first it seemed I was playing a role and seeking attention, but because I…

Tammy and Kyle

August 30, 2016

First comes marriage and then comes children. That was what my husband and I planned back in 1994. Our son Kyle was born 9 months after our wedding. It was an easy pregnancy and uneventful birth. We were delighted as he met all milestones over the next few months. When he was 9 months old,…