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March 6, 2013 - 10:17am

WENCY LEUNG - The Globe & Mail - Kylee Taylor was distraught. For nearly two years, her teenage son, Kieran Porter, had seen multiple doctors and undergone countless medical tests, but none provided an answer for his alarming and mysterious illness.

May 24, 2012 - 9:06am

By: Heidi Ulrichsen - Sudbury Northern Life Staff - For most of his life, Dwayne Backer has lived with dystonia. For him, that means debilitating muscle spasms and poor fine motor control, preventing him from performing day-to-day tasks such as shaving his own face or writing a grocery list. More

May 24, 2012 - 8:57am

TORONTO - Matthew Sheppard drew attention to dystonia Thursday by offering to help Mayor Rob Ford in his workout regime.

The 13-year-old who suffers from myoclonus dystonia came to City Hall with his mom Cathy and former city councillor Bill Saundercook. Together they invited Ford to take part in the Freedom to Move/Chuck’s 5 km Run/Walk for Dystonia taking place in High Park on June 3. More

May 5, 2011 - 12:06pm
The Expositor, Brantford, Ontario - Michelle Ruby - In the late 1990s, Thomas Wade was living his dream. The boy from Burford who had played every county fair and local smoke-filled barroom, years before he could legally have a drink there, had finally hit the big time.
 
He was the charismatic front man of Thomas Wade and Wayward, whose 1996 eponymous debut album spawned no fewer than seven singles on the Canadian Country Music chart. (To listen to Thomas Wade's performance at the Hamilton Area Music night CLICK HERE)
 
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March 24, 2011 - 9:23am

The toll taken by brain disorders of injury is more than cancer and cardiovascular disease combined, affecting over 30 percent of Canadians. It's plausible that every family in Canada has been touched by a brain condition.  Improving our knowledge about brain health, our recognition of brain conditions and our understanding of how to be  helpful to those around us is fundamental to reducing the stigma, discrimination and isolation that many Canadians experience every day.

March 2011 marks Canada's first National Brain Awareness Month, an important first step in raising awareness about brain health and the issues fcing millions of Canadians living with brain conditions today.More