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Jamie's story

Jamie Thomson, 39, a political risk analyst and father to a 16-month-old baby, explains why he is planning to donate his brain to the Epilepsy Society Brain and Tissue Bank at the end of his life.

Matthew's story

Matthew Robertson is a seven-time National Champion and ex-World Record Holder paracyclist and is part of the Great Britain Paracycling Squad. As he prepares for the eventual Tokyo Paralympics, he wants to raise awareness of the impact having epilepsy can have on being a professional athlete.

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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.