because change is possible, one step at a time...


DianneCaptureHighlandsThank you for taking the time to visit our fundraising site and reading more about my story! Logan and I are very excited about taking this big “step” together (actually, 1,776 steps to be exact). We will be climbing the CN Tower on April 13th, 2019.

Some of you may remember that Chelsea and I took a big step in 2014 to climb the Grand Canyon. While it’s not the Grand Canyon, we know that climbing the 1,776 steps of the CN Tower for Steps for a Cause will make an incredible difference in our ability to showcase epilepsy and help us to preserve our programs and services.

For past 16 years I have been an advocate, supporting moms, dads, children, grandparents, aunts, and uncles (and everyone in between) who have been touched by this neurological disease. On a personal note, I live with a brain injury which has had significant impacts on my life and the life of my family, and am forever inspired by the stories of strength I hear from families that reach out to our agency; you help me in more ways than you know to conquer my own obstacles. I can appreciate some of the challenges and coping strategies you have developed, I know how exhausting it can be to employ those strategies.

I could not be more proud of the launch of our Clinic to Community program and local Epilepsy Clinic that provides such timely access to an Epileptologist, a full time EEG technician and our programs and services. In our first month of launching our Epilepsy Clinic, we saw a 200% increase in request for help – huge, right!? Climbing the physical steps of the CN Tower is just one way that I am taking steps to ensure that local epilepsy programming is preserved in Durham Region and available to all families who reach out to us, and helping our Keeping it Epic Task Force reach their $500,000 goal (did you hear, they are almost there, they have raised $360,000 so far, sooo close). My simple math tells me that if 600 people donate $50.00 each to Logan and myself, that we will reach our $30,000 goal. I know that this is an ambitious feat, but I am confident that together we can do this.

I’ve started my training (ugh)!! Thank you for your help along the way through donations, kind words of encouragement and support. I hope that you will share my story and share in helping Epilepsy Durham Region to Keep it Epic for Epilepsy.

Stay tuned for training updates on our blog.


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