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People living with epilepsy

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.