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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.

Leann's Story

When Leann Robb had her first seizure at the age of 24, her family's lives were turned upside down. 'It literally hit us like a bolt out of the blue,' says mum, Joanne Robb. 'We had not had any experience of epilepsy, we knew nothing about it. My husband Kenny and I were in a dark tunnel with no light at the end.'

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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.