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Chris Rand

My name is Chris Rand and I had Epilepsy since I was 3 Months old from birth.

I was in and out of hospitals all my life and that I had seizures mostly every day an night and that I just didn’t have any control over Them because I was out of it mostly everyday day.

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Van Chau

Regardless of the day and age, whether we are in the 80′s, 90′s, or year 2000 and so on, I think everybody should be educated about the disorder, epilepsy.

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A Submitted Story: Karima Panjwani

Most people don’t consider epilepsy as part of their identity – it’s a medical condition which they have, and it sucks.

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Fighting for Donovan

My son Donovan was 8 years old in 2010 when he had his first seizure. He suffered thousands of seizures due to febrile infection related epilepsy syndrome.

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Jim Burnett

My name is Jim Burnett and like you, I have epilepsy. I have had it for 60 years now and have been employed in different places and married for over 30 years. This doesn’t mean a great deal to you expect to tell you that because you have epilepsy doesn’t mean that you can’t live your life to the fullest that you can.

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Heather Yade Girardin

My story begins long before my actual diagnosis with epilepsy myself. My mom had epilepsy and the effects of it on her were part of my life from the time I was born until she passed at 32 when I was 8 years old.

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Lauri Sue Robertson

I started coughing in 2003, and the cough never went away!

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Lia Turner’s Story

It may take a village to raise a child, but it can take a child to raise the awareness of the village.

In this poignant video, Lia Turner, a Burlington, Ont. teenager shares her personal story of living with epilepsy.

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Epilepsy Facts

Fact: In Canada, 1 in 100 live with epilepsy and 1 in 26 people will experience epilepsy over the course of their lifetime.

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Lia’s Riding Instructor

Claire Gillies is Lia Turner’s riding instructor. Although she doesn’t treat Lia differently than her other riders, Claire shares that she was particularly proud watching Lia achieve her dreams at a special competition.

A strong friend

Ben Howlett’s friend Lia Turner has epilepsy. But he says he accepts her for who she is. Ben shares his story in this interview clip.

Lia’s grandparents, Rudy and Agatha Platiel

Rudy and Agatha Platiel have watched their granddaughter Lia Turner grow up with epilepsy since she was 9 years old. They share their experience on having a grandchild with epilepsy and about Lia’s determination in life.


What is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder – a physical condition – which causes sudden bursts of hyperactivity in the brain.

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Lia’s bond with Echo

Lia Turner shares a special bond with her horse Echo. Even when Lia has had seizures while riding, Echo remains calm, almost protective. The two share an incredible bond and friendship.


How can I show my support?

There are a lot of ways to show your support.

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Living with Epilepsy Film Premiere

On October 23, 2013, Epilepsy Ontario held the first Canadian screening of a documentary film, On the Edge: Living with Epilepsy by filmmaker Louis Stanislaw.