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Published: 21 May 2013

National Epilepsy Week - volunteer speaks out

Epilepsy Society volunteer Moira Copeland's life hasn't always been easy. Developing epilepsy aged 13, she's experienced bullying, abuse and prejudice. Now older and wiser she is happy to share her experience of epilepsy and urges others to do the same to raise awareness of this often hidden condition.

Together with people from all over the UK, Moira has joined forces to appear on an Epilepsy Society video, poster and magnetic card to mark National Epilepsy Week (May 19 -25) which can be viewed at our youTube channel.

Amanda Cleaver, Epilepsy Society's communications and campaigns manager, said; 'We have had so many people sending in their photographs for our "many faces of epilepsy" project - it's been quite overwhelming! We're really pleased with the video made up of a compilation of their faces
and hope people will use it to raise awareness and educate others about epilepsy.'

Moira lives in Newcastle and helps man Epilepsy Society's information point at  her local hospital. You can listen to her story here.