1-in-100 Live with Epilepsy
Nine year old Emma Ryan is excited about completing Grade 3 and was looking forward to joining her first soccer team this spring. Today, those plans appear shattered. Last month, Emma suffered a seizure as her mom drove her to ballet class. Now, she’s among the one-in-100 diagnosed with epilepsy -- singled out to fight seizures that have serious and sometimes life-threatening consequences.
Research is the key
Research is key to correcting this debilitating disorder. Epilepsy Canada has been dedicated to raising money for epilepsy research since 1966.
Approximately 30% of all epileptics suffer from seizures that are resistant to drug therapy. For these people innovative technology or dietary solutions are their only hope for achieving a level of normalcy in their lives. Epilepsy Canada focuses on these crucial areas and annually funds research projects to hasten the development of new therapies at leading Canadian medical centres and universities. In recent years work has been funded at the University of Calgary, CHU Sainte-Justine in Montreal, SickKids and Toronto Western Hospital in Toronto.