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Duncan's story

Duncan Weston is 62. He has lived with epilepsy for 50 years. He doesn't trust himself to take cash out of a high street bank machine as he knows he is likely to have a seizure mid-transaction and walk away leaving his card and his money in the machine.

The Howard's story

When one child in a family has epilepsy it can have an impact on siblings too. Comedy king Russell Howard tells Nicola Swanborough how his brother’s seizures have helped shape his wicked sense of humour, while over the page, two sisters tell their moving story.

Laura's story

Laura Grainger, 34, cannot remember her own wedding day, most holidays and birthdays, or the time she spent at university. The impact of her epilepsy means that memory loss is a huge factor in her life.

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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.