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Olympic athlete James Cracknell has short fair hair and wearing a blue shirt with white collar. He is smiling pensively, as though in conversation. The background wallpaper is blue with a leafy yellow pattern.
11 April 2014

Olympic athlete James Cracknell will be running for Epilepsy Society's 'team purple' at the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday.

Claire is sitting in her room at the Sir William Gowers Centre. She has a short brown bob and is wearing a cream cardigan.
28 March 2014

Claire has had epilepsy all her life. Here she explains how she refuses to lose hope of finding a drug that will control her seizures.

Daniel Pruce, deputy ambassador at the British Embassy in Madrid, smiling in a white shirt with a feint stripe and a red tie
24 March 2014

Daniel Pruce was diagnosed with epilepsy while working for the British Embassy in Bangkok. Here he examines the impact of his diagnosis.

Sarah Vibert, head of development and policy at Epilepsy Society, photographed beside a green hedge on a summer day. Sarah has long brown hair and is wearing a floral scarf.
10 March 2014

Switching between epilepsy drugs can be a problem, writes Sarah Vibert. Tell us about your experiences in our survey.

Blogger Roy Watson who has learned to find himself again and cope with his epilepsy and loss of sight through writing and art.
13 February 2014

Epilepsy and sight loss cast a dark shadow over Roy Watson's life but gradually he has learned to find himself again through art.

Nicola Swanborough, publications editor at Epilepsy Society
7 February 2014

Nicola Swanborough, publications editor at Epilepsy Society, looks at how better epilepsy care could keep people out of A&E and save the NHS money.

Aimee smiling
15 January 2014

More and more people with epilepsy are blogging about their experience of living with the condition.  Aimee Haines is a regular blogger - here is what she has to say! 

18 October 2013

Katrina Gerity, events and challenges fundraising officer at Epilepsy Society describes how trekking the Inca Trail in Peru was one of the most amazing experiences.

Two university students walking  around campus.
23 September 2013

When  Alan Kirton moved 200 miles away from home to go to university, he did his best to ignore his epilepsy. But here he explains how his seizures kept catching up him out.

12 September 2013

Epilepsy Society's Christine Brock and Sarah Vibert explain why people with epilepsy need fairer work capability assessments.

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