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Muir's story

Muir Maxwell has had severe epilepsy since he was a baby and, at 23, is unaware of how his experiences have changed the lives of many children like him. But here, his mum, Ann, explains how a Trust, inspired by Muir, has funded vital epilepsy services and still, today, makes possible some of our groundbreaking genomic research at the Epilepsy Society.

Neill's story

Neill Lowdon is an artist from Cornwall who has recently sold 35 of his paintings to raise money for us. Here, he talks about leaving a legacy to Epilepsy Society in his will.

Georgina's story

My name is Georgina, I live in London and was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 12 years old. I’ve worked in the film industry as a script supervisor for the past 6 years and love every minute of it.

Stuart's story

Stuart Watson, 39 from Howden in East Yorkshire, was so inspired by the support he received from our helpline that he decided to do a trek of the Great Glen Way in the Scottish Highlands and raise over £2500 for us.

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Mel's story

Mel talks about her experience from being first diagnosed with epilepsy, to becoming pregnant and seeking treatment and support from Epilepsy Society at our Sir William Gowers medical centre.