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People living with epilepsy

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Gina believes that her epilepsy helped her to embrace new career opportunities

Gina Strudwick, a hair stylist, artist and author from Plymouth, believes she never would have got back into enjoying art or writing if it wasn't for her epilepsy.

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Amanda's story

Artist Amanda Smith explains how picking up a paint brush has helped her overcome the anxiety and depression that go hand in hand with her epilepsy.

Maisie Adam smiling at the camera

Award-winning comedian with epilepsy has debut show launched on television

Maisie Adam, an award-winning comedian with epilepsy, has recently had her debut show 'Vague' launched on television.

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Gareth rediscovered his passion for music because of his epilepsy

Gareth de la Torre, a rock musician, believes it is largely due to a diagnosis of epilepsy last year, that he rediscovered a passion for music and is where he is today.

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Edinburgh-Based Artist Has Produced A Series Of Pictures Which Explores Living With Epilepsy

Anneleen Lindsay, a professional photographer, has produced a series of artwork called 'Electric Visions' which explores her experience of living with epilepsy.

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Internationally Renowned Writer Peter Talks About His Early Life As A Gravedigger With Epilepsy

Peter Street has recently published his memoirs, 'Hidden Depths - The life and loves of a young gravedigger'.

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STEPS resident Stephen designs a t-shirt for BBC Children in Need

Stephen, a STEPS resident at Epilepsy Society, has designed a t-shirt for BBC Children in Need.

Emma Bowey wearing a brightly coloured t-shirt

Emma would like to increase the awareness of epilepsy

Emma Bowey, a freelance designer, believes it's time we started talking about epilepsy to increase awareness of the condition.

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Why Debbie would like to change stigma around epilepsy in the workplace

Debbie Jackson, a PA at a media company in Canary Wharf, would like to change the stigma around epilepsy in the workplace.

Stuart stands with his wife in his Epilepsy Society t-shirt, about to start his trek

Stuart raised over £2,500 for us by trekking the Scottish Highlands

Stuart Watson was so inspired by the support he recieved from our helpline, he decided to trek the Great Glen Way in the Scottish Highlands and raise an amazing £2,500 for us.

Esther Bailey

Why Esther Sings For 10 Minutes At A Time

Esther Bailey has been determined to pursue a career in music, even though her VNS (vagal nerve stimulation)  affects her voice and means that she can only sing for 10 minutes at a time.

Deborah Mann, a brown haired lady

Me And My Epilepsy

Deborah and her two daughters all live with disabilities and all care for each other. Here she describes how they push forward together, never allowing epilepsy to beat them.

Michelle and family

Michelle's story

Michelle Hackett was 16 years old when she had her first baby, a little girl called Courtney. But within 24 hours, Michelle had started to have seizures and was diagnosed with epilepsy.


Michael's story

Michael Green has spent 10 years working as a nurse in the Bedouin community living in the Jordanian desert in spite of his own epilepsy.

The Howard siblings

Daniel's story

Brother of comedian Russell Howard, Daniel, developed epilepsy as a result of a severe head injury when he was 10 years old.

The Howard's

The Howard's story

When one child in a family has epilepsy it can have an impact on siblings too. Comedy king Russell Howard tells Nicola Swanborough how his brother’s seizures have helped shape his wicked sense of humour. 

Juliet stands on stage holding a microphone

Juliet's story

Stand-up comic, Juliet Stephens, talks about her epilepsy.

Rob smiles

Rob's story

IT engineer, Rob, developed a phone app with us which he used to monitor his seizures and medication.

Jennie Jacques stands holding her medal in an Epilepsy Society t-shirt

Jennie's story

Vikings actress, Jennie Jacques, talks openly about the challenges those with epilepsy face on a day-to-day basis.