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.
If you travel on the London Underground or across the capital by bus, you may recognise Tom's face. He has been part of Transport for London's Priority Seating Campaign which aims to raise awareness of hidden disabilities on public transport. Tom has been the face of epilepsy. Here he talks about his epilepsy and the difficulties of taking a priority seat when you are a healthy looking young man.
Professor Matthias Koepp is training to be an adaptive snowsport instructor so that he can share the thrill of the slopes with the residents with epilepsy and other complex needs at Epilepsy Society. Recently, with help from Epilepsy Society's activities team, he took 3 of the residents skiing at Hemel Hempstead's Snow Centre. Watch our video of the day at the bottom of the page.
For the first time ever, Epilepsy Society is sponsoring a garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, designed to shine a spotlight on epilepsy and raise awareness of the condition on a new platform.
Zac (12), Finn (15) and Josh (18) are all musicians in their band, Princes to Kings. They want to raise awareness about epilepsy and were inspired to form their band by their eldest sibling, Luke, who has a severe form of epilepsy. We asked Princes to Kings about their experience with epilepsy and about their upcoming headline gig for Purple Day, in support of Epilepsy Society, on March 25.
Emma Friedmann is a parent carer of her 19 year old son who has fetal valproate syndrome. On the 21st February 2018, she attended parliament when the government announced their decision to review handling of concerns around sodium valproate.