Movie night raises funds for seizure victim

Rare disorder having major impact on sufferer's life

A special movie night in Qualicum Beach will raise money for a local woman who is dealing with a rare seizure disorder.

Gabrielle, also known as Elle, has been struggling with the mysterious disorder that has made daily life very difficult for her since the spring.

Elle was active in soccer, softball, golf, volleyball, basketball, academics, voice, musical theatre and more, but the uncontrollable seizures have dramatically altered her life.

She is currently seeking treatment options with her family at Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary. They said they have tried everything local and need to expand the search.

All proceeds go to help Elle and her family with the costs of the search for a cure. The family is grateful for all the encouragement and support the community can give.

The movie is Forever Strong, an inspirational 2008 movie about a father and son playing rugby.

It plays at the Christian Fellowship Centre at 825 Village Way in Qualicum Beach, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. with a suggested donation of $5.

The church office will also accept donations from people who want to help but can’t catch the film. Call 250-752-5513 for more information.