Annually March is a month for Epilepsy Awareness and this year we are starting a campaign to support our epilepsy services which assists more than a thousand people annually living with the effects of epilepsy.
Epilepsy is a common neurological disease that can affect anyone at any time, it does not discriminate. There are nearly 800,000 people living on Vancouver Island and it is estimated that 1 out of every 100 people is afflicted with seizures. That’s an astonishing 8000 people living with epilepsy in our communities.
HeadWay Victoria supports those living with epilepsy and provides services to their caregivers, families and friends. HeadWay Victoria knows that epilepsy not only affects the lives of those afflicted with it but also their support network. HeadWay offers services of support, care and knowledge, and also provides education services to help islanders learn more about epilepsy and how to keep someone who is having a seizure safe.
Please show your support by donating to our purple month campaign so we can provide services and care for those living with epilepsy.
For $25 you can help us purchase a new book for our lending library;
for $50 you can help us put on a monthly support group for mothers with, and parents of children, with epilepsy;
for $150 you can pay for a customized consultation for a person with epilepsy and follow up support with their ongoing condition.