Niall Moore, aged 36, will celebrate graduating today (Friday 31 July) with a Doctorate in Childhood Studies (DChild) from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast.
Sarah has left temporal lobe epilepsy. She has decided to opt for surgery. 'All I want is my independence,' she says. 'I want to cook by myself, bath by myself and look after my two daughters without having to ask for help.'
Christina Marshall uses her graphic design pieces to allow her to be more positive about epilepsy.
Muir Maxwell has had severe epilepsy since he was a baby and, at 23, is unaware of how his experiences have changed the lives of many children like him. But here, his mum, Ann, explains how a Trust, inspired by Muir, has funded vital epilepsy services and still, today, makes possible some of our groundbreaking genomic research at the Epilepsy Society.
My name is Georgina, I live in London and was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 12 years old. I’ve worked in the film industry as a script supervisor for the past 6 years and love every minute of it.
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).
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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.