​​Whitney Goulstone
Whitney Goulstone's epileptic seizures were once so severe, she had to wear a helmet and could not hold her children. Watch Global Toronto's series to see how surgery at UHN has changed her life. (Photo: Courtesy of Whitney Goulstone)

As part of Epilepsy Awareness Month, tune into a five-part series on Global Toronto featuring UHN doctors and patient, Whitney Goulstone, whose life with epilepsy forever changed thanks to groundbreaking surgery.

You'll hear about a reporter's experience having a seizure on-air, an epileptic mother's desperate hope to one day hold her children, how myths and stigma affect those with the disorder, and much more.

Watch: Series preview

Check out the schedule below for when to watch. We'll also post the Global Toronto segments here featuring our UHN experts and Goulstone. You can also catch these video updates by following us on Facebook ( facebook.com/UniversityHealthNetwork and Twitter (@UHN​).


Thursday, March 7, 5:30 p.m. ET: Reporter has seizure on-air
Mark McAllister recalls the moment in 2011 when he had what was then called a "medical condition" live on Global Toronto's News Hour.

Watch: Reporter has seizure on-air

Friday, March 8, 5:30 p.m. ET: Life-changing surgery
The story of Whitney Goulstone, a young woman who opted for brain surgery after epileptic seizures took control of her life. Also meet her surgeon, Dr. Taufik Valiante.

Watch: Epilepsy patients turn to brain surgery for treatment

Saturday, March 9, 5:30 p.m. ET: Inside Epilepsy– A Focus Ontario Special
This special will give an in-depth look at the medical efforts to understand, treat and explain a disorder that affects one in every 100 Canadians. The feature will offer first person insight into the silent disorder and talk about the uncertainty and fears that are associated with diagnosis. Mark McAllister will share his personal journey of being diagnosed with epilepsy and the fallout of the on-air seizure that led to this discovery. You'll also meet UHN's Dr. Danielle Andrade and Dr. Peter Carlen.

Watch: Focus Ontario: Inside Epilepsy

Sunday, March 10, 7 a.m., 11:30 a.m., midnight ET: Inside Epilepsy– A Focus Ontario Special
Repeat of Saturday

Monday, March 11, 5:30 p.m. ET: Whitney's Wish
Wanting to help other epilepsy patients like herself, Whitney Goulstone created Whitney's Wish to make medical treatment more accessible to others living with epilepsy. Tune in to see how Whitney is supporting the epilepsy program at Krembil Neuroscience Centre.

Watch: Whitney's Wish
Website: Whitney's Wish (Donate)

Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 p.m. ET: Support services
Those diagnosed with epilepsy often struggle, not just with the physical symptoms, but also the stigma that surrounds the disorder. This is an inside look at the support services and organizations providing help.

Watch: Support Services

Wednesday, March 13, 5:30 p.m. ET: How you can help
General awareness plays a huge part in helping those with epilepsy cope with the social stigma related to seizures. This segment explains why it's important to understand more on the condition and how you can help. Also learn about Purple Day on March 26.

Watch: How you can help

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