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Two positive epilepsy stories across Britain – Harry has received an unsung hero award from the Belfast Telegraph for his selfless work at a supermarket during the coronavirus pandemic.
Lucy, age 9, has made a fantastic video highlighting Childhood Absence Epilepsy, receiving praise in the Border Telegraph.
DBC – We’re one of many organisations who wrote to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak recently to ask the government to increase the levels of PIP during the pandemic. Get involved at the Disability Benefits Consortium.
Primary school teacher Bob developed late onset epilepsy at the age of 36 in 2006. He has been diagnosed with a Juvenile myclonic form of epilepsy. He experiences jerks, absences and tonic-clonic seizures. Bob was initially seizure free for seven years but after a heart attack at 46, his medication became unbalanced in April 2018. Bob chats to us about breaking multiple bones due to his seizures, the moment he felt like his life had changed and how he’s turned his recovery time into some incredible work for charity. bobonpaintings.com
Watch Derrick’s video on Epilepsy Action’s social media channels – just search @EpilepsyAction – and on Derrick’s Youtube channel.