“Leading the Way” Newsletter − July 2017

Welcome everyone, Writing newsletters is always an enjoyable experience because it enables us to reflect on where we have been, and what we can look forward to in the future. It is all wonderful news and we are thrilled by the ongoing support that we have in our community by our funders, our supporters and by you: our valued clients and friends. Thank you all

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Access Alliance: we seek your support

Dear supporter, Access Alliance: we seek your support The Access Alliance is a group of 12 active organisations that includes the Blind Foundation, a proud member of the Alliance, spanning the disability community. The Alliance began a nation-wide campaign to improve access and accessibility for people with disabilities in New Zealand. The central focus is to work towards the development of an “Accessibility for New

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Our Epilepsy Books off to World Book Fair

EWCT has produced two children’s epilepsy books, “Ben’s Buddies” and “Ariana and Jack” which have been chosen to go to this year’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair (3-6 April) in Italy. This occasion is considered to be the leading professional event dedicated to children’s publishing in the world and EWCT is excited that our epilepsy books will be representing New Zealand and, more importantly, all children

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Breathing Space – Life Coaching

This is Rebecca Jefferies from Breathing Space Coaching. She is available to coach you individually or in small groups. As your coach, Rebecca will become your own personal cheerleader for your life. She will be an advocate for you to ensure you are living the life that you truly desire. Rebecca will provide you with ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make

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Epilepsy Artwork by Grace Condie

My name is Grace Condie I am 18 years old from Auckland and I was diagnosed with Epilepsy when I was 9 years old. Having seizures has definitely changed my life, but so has art. I have always been passionate in all kinds of art; such as painting, drawing, photography and printmaking, and I express myself, as most artists do through all these different mediums.

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Your Story – A musical piece

“This tune was inspired by the process of me having a seizure. and was made for “Epilepsy Awareness Month” in November. All proceeds from this song will go to ewct.org.nz to help support their fabulous work.” – Thomas Thomas is a keen composer of electronic music. Please enjoy his piece…. Brain Soup by OJ

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Epilepsy and Sport

Participation in exercise and sport is important for general health and emotional well-being but, for people with epilepsy, their neurological condition must always be considered when choosing any activity. People with epilepsy are advised to: avoid an activity that involves the possibility of a head injury, avoid an activity that results in a serious injury because of a loss of consciousness, and avoid an activity where

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