We fight to improve the lives
of everyone affected by epilepsy

Michelle spooner

I have many, I'm married to a wonderful man,Carl,and I'm mum to a healthy,happy and confident 12 year old daughter Jodie. I grew up knowing a little about epilepsy as my aunty had developed it as a child herself. I also grew up remembering the amount of stigma she had to face. I started with epilepsy at the age of 21(16 years ago) and from that moment I decided I wouldn't let it rule my life or worry about any form of stigma that my aunty faced. I decided I was first and foremost a person who just happened to have epilepsy rather than calling myself an epileptic. I've worked full time,won lots of selling competitions ( even a holiday to the Bahamas..),I've managed an admin team, given presentations to 150 people,have taught,trained at work... I have done a tandem skydive for charity,I've swam with dolphins twice a few years ago and have been to Florida 7 times. Although my epilepsy isn't as well controlled now as it has been,that doesn't worry me because I know it will eventually be ok... Yes,you have to put certain things in place and plan for eventualies but as long as you do this you and your family will get peace of mind and can relax.

Michelle spooner
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