Michael, 76, has unstable epilepsy and often goes into status epilepticus when having a seizure. His daughter, Paula, is the MP for Dewsbury and is the Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Epilepsy (APPGE).
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.
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.
Anna Coe has undergone 27 years of different medications and brain surgery to try to control her epilepsy. She has often felt that the trial and error of different medication changes has led her down dead ends and left her feeling exhausted. But now she feels that a diagnosis through sequencing her DNA is offering her, and her future children, real hope of better, more focussed treatments that will work for her.
Gina believes that her epilepsy helped her to embrace new career opportunities.
Watch actress Jennie Jacques discussing the impact of her sister's epilepsy and what inspired her to fundraise and raise awareness of epilepsy.
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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.
Artist Amanda Smith explains how picking up a paint brush has helped her overcome the anxiety and depression that go hand in hand with her epilepsy
My name is Hayley and I'm a 36 year old secondary school teacher from Essex. I was diagnosed with Juvenile Myclonic Epilepsy about 20 years ago. I've been able to live a pretty normal life since my diagnosis which has included having two children, completing a degree and teaching qualifications.