Epilepsy Durham Region is proud to showcase Lora the Lavender Labrador as their holiday ambassador supporting children living with epilepsy. Lora was created to help offer comfort to a loved one in need.
Families and business can adopt Lora with a donation of $20.00. Lora, a 12” plush toy, brings the magic of the holiday season in to your home. “By adopting Lora for the holiday season, it’s the gift that gives twice”, says Executive Director, Dianne McKenzie.
What better way to say ‘get well soon’. Children like Daniel living with Lennox Gastaut Syndrome, who is undergoing brain surgery this month, will receive the warmth of well wishes and Lora will
Please join us for our third annual Epilepsy education forum, Beyond the Medical | Epilepsy Self-Management and Advocacy
The full day forum will feature How to Cope with Epilepsy and Depression/Anxiety, Information of Cannabidiol (CBD) Studies in Canada, Becoming Your Own Advocate, and What to do when Medications Fail; Demystifying the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and Epilepsy Surgery.
Location: The Abilities Centre | 55 Gordon Street, Whitby ON | 905-665-8500 | www.abilitiescentre.org
Date: Saturday, November 4th, 2016 | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm | Registration at 9:30 am
*Please note, you must register to attend this event - registration is limited 50 people
To cofirm that you will be attending the event, please email:
Please join us for our annual Purple Walk for Epilepsy in partnership with the Durham Community Foundation, 'Walk for your Cause' event.
When: Sunday, October 29th, 2017
Where: Deer Creek Golf and Banquet Facility | 2700 Audley Rd. N., Ajax
Registration: 10:00 in Taunton Hall | Deer Creek Golf Course
Walk Starts: 10:30 on the Ruby Course
The loop of the Ruby Course is approximately 3.1 km - there will be markers at every km so you can choose how far you walk!
Lunch is available for all registered participants in Taunton Hall after the
A Message from a Mom
Thank you for taking the time to understand what Lennox Gastaut Syndrome is and what it can mean to a family.
Daniel has intractable epilepsy and has failed 10 anti-epileptic medications in 3 years. He has been taking CBD oil for a year. While there has been some reduction in seizure activity, it is not consistent and this treatment is very expensive.
Later this fall (November 20th), Daniel is scheduled for a rare brain surgery called corpus callosotomy He is expected to spend a week in the ICU at Sick Kids Hospital and an additional 5 weeks recovering at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation.
I am the primary care giver for my son and was required to leave my job to care for him. I am a student at York University and will graduate in the spring of 2018. During Daniel’s recovery I will be staying/sleeping at Sick Kids Hospital and Holland