Trigeminal Neuralgia

Global News Online “The ‘invisible pain':  BC marks Trigeminal Neuralgia awareness day” by Yuliya Talmazan, 7 October, 2015.

My story of travelling to Winnipeg, Manitoba for neurosurgery with Dr. Anthony Kaufmann, printed in the December 2014 newsletter and featured on the website for the Trigeminal Neuralgia Association of Canada.


Swallowing Problems (Dysphagia)

First published in the newsletter for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada, a reprint in International Communication Project

Also reprinted in Dysdine (Dysphagia Dining) with editorial comments:

Jennifer discusses the role dysphagia played in her personal story. She self-identified a swallowing issue and brought it to the attention of her primary care doctor who dismissed its importance. Jennifer’s story is all too common – when we are experiencing a symptom, such as swallowing issues, we get frightened and concerned. It is tempting to buy-in to the idea that ‘it’s nothing’ when our medical professional shrugs at us. But in Jennifer’s case, her background as an SLP and her spirit helped her to find the resolve, and advocate for better medical attention.

Ms. Sweeney is a tremendous example of resilience of spirit and courage as she continues to use her life to spread awareness and encourage others to strive for improvement. She maintains a website and chronicles her story, her passions (which include women’s rights, health, and community advocacy), and contains helpful resources.

Multiple Sclerosis

Link between venoplasty, MS needs more study
JENNIFER SWEENEY Jennifer Sweeney is a retired speech- language pathologist and consultant who worked with preschool children, young adults and seniors in the health care system and in private practice.
The Vancouver Sun
Oct 11 2013

In 2005, I had three weeks of leftsided facial numbness. In 2009, I started having some strange sensations on the right side of my face that my dentist thought could be from the onset of trigeminal neuralgia ( TN). I asked my GP for a referral to a…read more…


Vancouver Speech Pathologist takes the Reins against MS – MS Society press release written by Stephanie Snowden, April, 2013



Global TV – interview with Sophie Lui, March 8, 2009


Women’s votes become crucial in this election – Vancouver Sun, October 6, 2008

Women voters more important than ever this election – The Province, October 6, 2008

Cabinet needs more women – Nanaimo Daily News, October 8, 2008




Volunteer Vancouver Finalist, Community Service – Individual 2006


CBC Radio

Sounds Like Canada –  23 minute live interview on national radio with Shelagh Rogers, June 24, 2004.

Listen to interview with Shelagh Rogers featuring aphasia group from GF Strong Rehab Centre


The Afternoon Show – interview with Kathryn Gretsinger, March 7, 2003

Daphne Bramham, “An everyday hero who quietly helps”, Vancouver Sun, August 22, 2003.

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