Chelsea and Dianne Merry Christmas 2Silent Night... A time to really reflect on how lucky we have been...


I'm sitting at my desk wrapping up a few last year end tasks, listening to Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians. I know it is an old album, but it is from an era of my childhood that of reminds me of the excitement of waiting for Santa to arrive and my mom and dad equally as excited about the celebrations of the season.

In a few hours I will be packing up the car and driving the 3.5 hours to spend Christmas with my parents and siblings. I really doesn't matter how old you really are, to your parents you are always five and the excitement of the season really does transpose you to your childhood and all its hopes and dreams.

Purple Tree2014 has been a year filled with many hopes and dreams. Who would have thought that we would assemble a team of adventurers and climb the Grand Canyon!! So many of you reached out to us to thank us and to share your stories. Our community has reached out to us to offer support and kindness like no other time. I truly feel that 2015 will be a year of transformation; we will transform how epilepsy is perceived, and we will continue to advocate and help as many as we can.

I would personally like to invite you to rally with us –the ball is rolling ever so quickly with positive change for the epilepsy community. Let's keep the momentum speeding along.

So in the words of Royal Canadians and Guy Lombardo let's deck the halls, and celebrate a wonderful season.

Until next year I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful new year. May old acquaintances be never forgotten and always a joyous new year to all of you.

- Dianne McKenzie

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