UPCOMING SUPPORT MEETINGS:
Next Support Group Meeting to be TBD. Contact Darlene for more information.
Support meetings are held monthly, except July and August. Coffee is provided by the Bruce Hammond Fund. In Regina, call 306-359-0905 or cel 306-533-4829. In Swift Current, call 306-774-8174 or 306-778-9130.
Through the generosity of our donors we are able to provide our community with the following financial support:
THE BRUCE HAMMOND FUND
The Bruce Hammond Fund (BHF) is in memory of a member who passed away in a seizure. Bruce's family donated money to Saskatchewan Epilepsy Inc. so members could go out and socialize as a group. Bowling, coffee outings, summer barbecues, camp and Christmas events are just to name a few activities that members enjoy. The Bruce Hammond Fund (BHF) is recognized annually at Saskatchewan Epilepsy's annual golf tournament with signage.
THE SAMPSON MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP
The Sampson Memorial Scholarship is dedicated to post-secondary students of the immediate families who overcome barriers coping with the challenges of epilepsy. The scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Paul Sampson and late wife Helen, who would not allow epilepsy to prevent them from achieving goals. A $1,000 bursary was established in honour of Mr. and Mrs. Sampson. The Sampson Memorial Scholarship is recognized annually at Saskatchewan Epilepsy's annual golf tournament with signage.
Successful candidates must meet all of the following eligibility criteria:
Must have Epilepsy or in the immediate family, a doctor's letter must be provided.
Must be a permanent resident of southern Saskatchewan.
Enrolled in or accepted for full-time or part-time post-secondary studies in a College or University, accredited professional or apprenticeship training institution.
Candidates must demonstrate their determination and resilience in overcoming barriers and challenges related to epilepsy. Academic strength, educational goals, communication skills, and involvement in raising awareness about epilepsy will be considered.
POST-OPERATION NEUROLOGICAL COVERAGE
SEIZURE RESPONSE DOGS
Saskatchewan Epilepsy Inc. will help cover the travel costs of their members who qualify for an epilepsy seizure dog. Saskatchewan Epilepsy Inc. will cover costs to a maximum of $1,000, paid after obtaining the seizure dog. Costs can cover dog leashes, harnesses, clothing and travel away from to obtain the seizure dog. A letter from your neurosurgeon indicating such a seizure dog is required. The application form is attached.
SASKATCHEWAN EPILEPSY CAMP FOR KIDS
Camp is covered through the Bruce Hammond Fund annually. Have your child apply.
A special 2020 donation has been provided to Saskatchewan Epilepsy Inc. in memory of Julia Piwarski for one camp. Have your child apply.
Saskatchewan Epilepsy Inc. will help cover the travel costs of their members who qualify for an epilepsy operation. Saskatchewan Epilepsy Inc. will cover costs to a maximum of $1,000, paid after the operation is completed. A letter from your neurosurgeon indicating such a procedure occurred is required. The application form is attached.