4 – We are most proud of the children we parent

Published: June 29 2020
Last updated: September 28 2022

Michael and Paul Atwal-Brice have 2 sets of identical twin boys. Levi and Lucas, 14, have severe epilepsy and non-verbal autism. We chat to them about the rollercoaster of life, their busy household and attitudes towards epilepsy.

Show notes:
  1. We run through this week’s epilepsy news:
  2. Nominate someone in your life that has made a difference to people with epilepsy during the last 12 months for an Epilepsy Action 2020 award.
  3. Michael and Paul Atwal-Brice adopted twin boys Levi and Lucas at the age of two. As the first weeks and months went on, they learnt their boys had severe autism, global developmental delay, severe learning disabilities and behavioural problems. When both boys developed epilepsy a year later, their world turned upside down. What followed was constant medical appointments, learning about how epilepsy would affect their family and the daily fear that the worst might happen.Through tireless campaigns for access to treatment for the boys and a passion to show that disabled people are not second-class citizens, the Atwal-Brice family have proven themselves a force to be reckoned with. We chat to Michael and Paul about their struggles, what daily life is like, their campaigning efforts and how everything they do is done out of love and joy for their family.

    Watch Paul and Michael’s Father’s Day video on YouTuble and Paul’s #dancingdaddy video on twitter.