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If you have spent more than five minutes with me, you have probably figured out that summer is by far my favourite time of the year – longer days and a warm breeze, the sound of kids playing in the park midday, having to eat your ice cream just fast enough that it doesn't melt. As much as it pains me to admit it, the end of summer is fast approaching. It feels like I blinked and three months passed by.

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Being a student, a common question that I receive a lot is "Where are you working for the summer?" This question is common and dreaded by many students but not to me. In fact, I can't wait to answer that question, I can barely hold in my excitement when I hear it. I have had the privilege to be the Summer Student for Epilepsy Durham Region for 2 summers now and wow I cannot be more thankful.

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Hello to those who read this blog,

 

(I'm still not sure what I would like to write, however I do know I want to keep YOU (the reader) somewhat interested. Therefore, I will try to get to the point as quickly as possible!)

 

Last week I attended the Epilepsy Durham Region's 2015 Annual General Meeting at the Centennial Building.

CHEX PURPLE DAY

The month of March has been a sea of purple! On March 26th, 50 million people worldwide stood united to raise awareness of the third most common neurological condition. As I prepare this final blog of the month I'm deeply moved by the warmth and support our community has shown; for many years I have told families and people living with Epilepsy that they are not alone, but for the first time in 12 years I truly believe that we belong.

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There is Excitement in the Air #EPICchallenge

 

Imagine a five year old waiting for their birthday and their special birthday party –that's exactly how I feel about our upcoming National Epilepsy Awareness Day Campaigns. PURPLE DAY!!! You can feel the excitement and an epic challenge is in the air with only 1 more day until our National Epilepsy Awareness day, March 26th. There is a pulse in the air like no other I've felt. Our fax machine has been vibrating with registration forms from schools registering to participate in our celebrations, our phones are ringing nonstop and so many of you have dropped by to pick up Purple Day materials for your office. Not to mention, thousands of pancakes flipped and consumed last month to kick off Epilepsy Awareness Month. "Purple Day" 2015 continues to be a day of anticipation as the nation turns purple.

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