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Purple Day for Epilepsy

Michele AuCoin, Dr. Laith Shimon and Dodie Hanna

Today is Purple Day. A day to bring more awareness to epilepsy.

There are more than 300,000 Canadians living with epilepsy. It's estimated that 1 in 100 people have it.

To find out more about this disorder we invited a few people in the studio.

Michele AuCoin has epilepsy and has been working with students with Learning Disabilities and Learning Deficits now for 20 years. Dr. Laith Shimon is a neurologist, and Dodie Hanna is the mother of a 12 year old girl with epilepsy.

Listen audio (runs 19:02)