Back in 1983 a mother was talking with her son's doctor. The diagnosis was epilepsy. That mom, like so many mom's before and after her was very troubled by the news. Epilepsy - what was it, what would happen, would her son be ok?
The mom decided to learn as much as she could about epilepsy. Searching for support and information, she found little. Something was needed in Newfoundland and Labrador to provide people with epilepsy and their families with the help they needed. And so it was that this mom decided to do something about it. She gathered together a small team of volunteers, and from their work and dedication Epilepsy Newfoundland and Labrador was born.
While small at first, ENL soon began to grow and expand, offering information and services to those in need. Bridging the gap between the medical and the social realities of living with epilepsy. Today, ENL offers a wide variety of programs and services available to its members and to the public. ENL remains committed to working for awareness, understanding and assistance.