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of everyone affected by epilepsy

Robert Wilks

Having a happy life.

Looking back on life there have been many ups and downs and epilepsy has manifested itself in a number of different ways. However, with good support, despite failing the grammar school system in the 1960s, I completed an apprenticeship in Printing before eventually before rising to Senior Management in a large Primary School after completing teacher training and an Open University degree.

My greatest achievement however is to have chosen a very strong wife who I will have been happily married to for 40 years this year. We have two grown up children who got married last year and have established themselves in good careers. I have retained full employment throughout life due to my determination and a positive outlook inspired by Epilepsy Action and some of the doctors, nurses, family and friends who have been a constant source of support. Epilepsy has never held me back but I could not have done it alone.

Robert Wilks
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