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The latest news, views and opinions from Epilepsy Society.

Sharon Ross is at the top of a hill, wearing a purple hat and red glasses.
31 July 2018

Sharon Ross is trying the ketogenic diet in an attempt to control her seizures.  In her final blog she tells us whether or not she will continue with it.

A collage showing pictures of the TFL poster for Priority Seating Week and the Embroidered Minds Epilepsy Garden at Chelsea Flower Show
3 July 2018

Paige, our Marketing and Communications Executive, takes a look back at 2018 so far and reflects on some of our great achievements.

Andrew Jackson is holding his daughter in Taekwondo gear, smiling
14 June 2018

Andrew Jackson writes about his journey towards receiving his Taekwondo Kukkiwon certificate at the world Taekwondo headquarters in Korea, and how breaking boards in Taekwondo is far easier than breaking stigma around epilepsy.

Emma Darlington Volunteer Officer at Epilepsy Society stands against a white wall smiling in an orange top
1 June 2018

In Volunteers' Week 2018, Emma, our Volunteer Officer, talks about volunteering for Epilepsy Society and the difference you can make at our Chalfont Centre.

Lydia, Patrick's parents and friends stand as a group smiling
16 May 2018

Here Lydia Mitchell talks about why she and 19 others are taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge for Epilepsy Society in memory of Patrick, who passed away from a seizure at age 16.

Tom stands by his poster in London
23 April 2018

Tom has been part of Transport for London's Priority Seating Campaign which aims to raise awareness of hidden disabilities on public transport.

Epilepsy Society residents ski using a sit-ski
3 April 2018

Professor Matthias Koepp is training to be an adaptive snowsport instructor so that he can share the thrill of the slopes with the residents at Epilepsy Society.

Princes to Kings band
5 March 2018

Princes to Kings are playing their first headline show in London for Epilepsy Society this Purple Day weekend. They were inspired to form their band by their eldest sibling, Luke, who has a severe form of epilepsy.

Emma Friedmann attends the parliamentary debates
27 February 2018

Emma Friedmann is a parent carer of her 19 year old son who has fetal valproate syndrome. In February 2018, she attended parliament when the government announced their decision to review handling of concerns around sodium valproate.


Adam Franks playing ice hockey
9 February 2018

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.


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