annual review 2013
2013 has been a year of challenges at Epilepsy Society. But with your support and generosity, we continue to provide the services that enable people with epilepsy to lead a fuller life. Read how we are making a difference through our helpline, information services, campaign and policy work and research. You can download the annual review here or read our instantflipbook version.
Our interim chief executive Peter Collins looks back at the challenges of 2013 and celebrates the ways Epilepsy Society has supported people with epilepsy to live a fuller life.
Photographer and DJ Tom Crawford was diagnosed with epilepsy nine years ago after the car he was in burst into flames. This year he was referred to our Sir William Gowers Assessment Centre. Tom tells his story.
Epilepsy Society volunteer Mohamed Ibrahim explains why he is passionate about raising awareness of epilepsy in communities where people may not be accessing the right support.
When Shirley Jones appeared on the BBC’s Saints and Scroungers we were inundated with calls about her story and her experience with benefits. Shirley explains.
Too much public knowledge of epilepsy is based on misconceptions that feed stigma. Epilepsy Society is campaigning to silence that stigma. Rob Wainwright , one of our stigma champions, talks about his experience.
Kati Sheridan was determined to do something special in memory of her brother Simon. She pushed herself to the limit by tackling London’s first ever cycling challenge to ride 100 miles in nine hours.
For many people calling our epilepsy helpline, it is the first time they have spoken to anyone, other than a healthcare professional, about their epilepsy. One caller explains the difference that call made to his life.
Finding the genetic cause of their seizures has really helped Val Perry and her family cope with their epilepsy. Now they are part of the research story which they hope will one day find a cure for the condition. Val explains.
Epilepsy Society’s forum has helped Katie and DD make sense of their epilepsy. Here they explain how our online community has provided support and friendship when they needed it most.
Jamie and Davina both have complex epilepsy. With the right care and support package, they are able to lead a full life at our residential centre in Buckinghamshire.
Katy lives independently at Epilepsy Society's Chalfont Centre in Buckinghamshire and has written a blog about her mum.
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