Mike has epilepsy. His whole family lives with epilepsy.

Mike needs to be constantly monitored and can’t be left alone. His wife Shannon isn’t able to work because she needs to take care of him around the clock. That puts a financial strain on the whole family, in addition to the emotional toll. Mike says, “it feels like I’m an extra chore for my wife.”

Mike and his kidsAlthough Mike doesn’t like to ask his three kids to keep an eye on him, they do look out for him. His son constantly asks him if he’s ok and his daughters check on him regularly too. That concerns Mike, “It takes away their childhood because it feels like they have to look after me.”


Mike’s family was struggling, so his doctor referred him to Epilepsy Ottawa where he accessed programs like Clinic to Community and UPLIFT. One of the biggest impacts is that Mike’s kids are letting go of their need to constantly check up on him.

Living on a fixed income would normally make it impossible to access this kind of support. Thanks to generous donors like you, these programs are free and accessible to everyone.

Mike and Shannon wedding photoYou can make a difference in the lives of people like Mike.

Your kindness, by making a donation today, means that one more person, one more family, one more child has access to free supports to make their lives just a little less stressful.


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