Sunday 2 March 2014
Our presenter, Alex Thomson, is a Channel 4 News reporter and their chief correspondent. At just three years old, his son was diagnosed with a severe form of epilepsy. We are very grateful to Alex for agreeing to give his time to record the appeal in October. So far, thanks to your generiosity, the appeal has raised over £13,000.
Alex says: "When I spoke on BBC Radio 4 of my own family’s experience coping with epilepsy, I spoke of how Epilepsy Action helped me realise that we were not alone, that other people were in the same situation and that help was close at hand.
"Thanks to you, people with epilepsy can go on receiving this support and peace of mind, this sense of hope. And when your life is changing suddenly and unexpectedly, that really means a lot.
"So, from me, and everyone else who will be helped through your generosity, thank you very much indeed."
Alex talks about his family’s own frightening experience of epilepsy and how Epilepsy Action supported them through it. Support people struggling to cope with epilepsy by donating now. You can make sure no one has to face epilepsy alone.