Family tribute to ‘creative’ and ‘passionate’ girl, 18, following sudden death

A HUISH Episcopi family has launched a fundraising campaign in memory of their daughter, who died at the age of 18 last week. Alisha Louise Hooper has been described by her family as a talented artist who enjoyed her time in education and was passionate about raising awareness of epilepsy. She lived in Huish Episcopi…

Annual Chocolate Ball goes online to support camp for kids with epilepsy

For 14-year-old Sydney Radcliff, camp is an escape. “It’s comforting. You don’t have to worry about other people being scared and judging you. You don’t have to worry about people judging you for having epilepsy and stuff,” said Sydney. This summer will mark Sydney’s sixth time at Camp EAGR, part of EPI or Empowering People’s…

Eight-year-old with epilepsy looks to community for help

Zakary Woods was 3 years old when he had his first seizure. His mother Jennifer Workman of Kenosha said Zakary’s older brothers came running to get her, telling her what was happening. When she got to Zakary, his hands arms were stiff, his jaws clenched. It was the first of regular grand mal seizures he…

Service dog helps Rising Sun boy with epilepsy

  RISING SUN — In a family living room with three kids moving constantly, Hulu kept her eyes on Trace. Hulu, a golden retriever and Labrador retriever mix and the newest member of the Coudon family, is a service dog for Trace, 7. Hulu came to the family after a two-year process through 4 Paws…

Donation from Domino’s Pizza CEO to create Manitoba epilepsy program

Mikaela Boulet had her first epileptic seizure when she was 14 years old. It was the first of many.Medication and special diets couldn’t stop the seizures. Today, however, she’s seizure free. It’s all thanks to a surgical procedure doctors performed on her brain. It stopped the seizures in their tracks, but it put her life…