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.
Epilepsy Society's chief executive Clare Pelham explains why mothers who have campaigned relentlessly about equality in women's health, are her inspiration as we celebrate #VotesforWomen
Adam Franks describes how, with the help of his neurologist, he fulfilled his dream of becoming a professional ice hockey player, in spite of his epilepsy. And he explains how, when his seizures returned, he refused to be beaten but found a new direction for himself in the world of sport.