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Action Heroes Harness Powers to Educate Children About Epilepsy
Date:8/21/2014

we was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 12, "this is difficult stuff for even parents to grasp and the comic has a way of engaging children with easy to understand text and colourful illustrations.  In our situation, Adam went from a relatively average childhood to suddenly being coddled and protected, the comic book would have been a great tool to help explain what was happening – this will be an important tool for children just like Adam who are learning about epilepsy."

About MediKidz

Medikidz was founded by Dr. Kim Chilman-Blair and Dr Kate Hersov whom, after working in paediatrics, became frustrated by the lack of engaging education for their young patients.  During their time as doctors, they were unable to provide children with resources to help educate them about their new diagnoses or medicines - in their language, at their level.

Eisai Limited is the official partner for the MediKidz Explain Epilepsy comic series. 

About Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that can produce brief disturbances in the normal electrical functions of the brain.  Characterized by sudden, brief seizures of varying intensity, more than 300,000 Canadians are impacted by the condition.[i]  With 15 000 new cases diagnosed every year, the numbers are higher than the number of colon cancers diagnosed every year and almost as high as the numbers of breast cancer or prostate cancer diagnoses each year[ii]

About the Canadian Epilepsy Alliance

The Canadian Epilepsy Alliance (CEA) is a Canada-wide network of grassroots organizations dedicated to the promotion of independence and quality of life for people with epilepsy and their families, through support services, information, advocacy, and public awareness. For more information, please visit

SOURCE Canadian Epilepsy Alliance
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