Gary Collins. President, Epilepsy Canada
In 1985, my life changed when I was suddenly diagnosed with epilepsy. I was one of the fortunate 70% whose seizures were mostly controlled through medication. However, the cumulative side-effects of my meds had a major impact on my lifestyle over the past ten years. These side-effects were becoming debilitating.
In October, 2018, I was most fortunate to meet one of the leading Neurologist Researchers in Canada. My new Neurologist recommended a change in my medication. Much research over the past 30 years had yielded significant changes in epilepsy drugs. In the space of two months, I was given my life back, with ZERO side-effects!
My new meds changed my life again in the most positive way. I am energized and wake up each day feeling terrific. This change taught me that we need to be our own health advocates. We need to push our medical support teams to review our medical profiles from time to time and to review new methodologies.
I’m setting out on this journey along the Camino de Santiago to prove, once again, that I’m capable of most anything. Additionally, I’m walking for the 360,000 Canadians, like me, who are living with epilepsy.
Should you feel inspired to support me in my walk by donating $100, we’ll put your name on our banner which I will carry with me. Your donation dollars make a dramatic difference for a better life for those living with epilepsy and I am living proof. More importantly, your donations will help us find a cure.
Looking forward to unfurling our sponsor banner at the endpoint in Santiago!