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
Trent University Durham is proud to be offering Humanities 101, our community-based initiative, for the fourth year, this Fall.
Humanities 101 at Trent University Durham is a free, 10-week, not-for-credit multi-disciplinary course offering classes in humanities and social sciences. Students will attend classes each week for two hours (one hour of lecture and one hour of seminar-style discussion). Each week will bring a new topic and new instructor.
The intent of the program is to provide access to higher education to those in the Durham Region who might face barriers – either financial or otherwise and also to provide our community with opportunities for lifelong learning. There is a concerted effort to keep the topics lively and engaging but also accessible to those who may not have completed secondary or post-secondary education. Students are not required to do readings or complete assignments and involvement in class
Join Epilepsy Durham Region for Family Safety Day in Clarington and watch teams of community groups, including our very own first responders, PULL a fire truck to benefit Epilepsy! There will be lots of fun for family and friends so come out and help raise awareness and funds for Epilepsy and the Pediatric Management Program.
WHERE: Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex, 2440 King St. W., Bowmanville
WHEN: Saturday, September 30th | 3:00 - 4:00 PM | Following Clarington Family Safety Day
Please register by Friday, September 22, 2017
As school begins again for children, kids with epilepsy are worrying about more than just new teachers and classrooms. Many families are afraid of the unpredictability that seizures cause, and if it will keep other kids from being their friend or impact a successful school year. They fear teachers may not know what to do if they have a seizure, they hope there will be after school activities they can participate in, especially if their seizures can’t be controlled with medication. Simply put, having epilepsy makes being a kid complicated!
With your ongoing support, you can ensure that parents and children have the resources they need to overcome the fear they may feel at school, while facing the challenges of epilepsy. With this in mind we are launching our back to school campaign and hope you will help us to reach our goal of $500.00 the