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peter's story


15 November 2016

Peter Palmer

Twenty-eight-year-old Peter Palmer died of SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy) on 24 July 2016 after multiple seizures. In this blog Peter's family discuss how they decided to remember his life and help fund our epilepsy research at the same time.

In July this year (2016) a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew and friend passed away suddenly after multiple epileptic seizures. Peter was a lovely and extraordinary person who lived with and battled epilepsy throughout his life.

He loved his music and watching his huge collection of DVDs.  He enjoyed swimming, playing football and also supported Portsmouth Football Club.

As a family we decided that there's no better way to remember him than by raising money for Epilepsy Society.

In October his nieces Aimée and Belle ran the Mini Great South Run and Emily ran the Junior Great South Run. Peter's brother Andrew and sister in law Liz also took on the Great South Run and his mum and sister supported with some fabulous cake sales. 

Peter leaves behind so much love and memories and a huge hole that can never be filled. While as a family we may never make sense of his early passing there is a determination and hope that by supporting Epilepsy Society in their work we can help to fund research that may prevent it from happening to someone else in the future.

The amazing £5,000 raised by Peter's family has gone towards our pioneering research programme which has the potential to completely change the lives of everyone affected by epilepsy. 
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