The hope you can give
A donation from you this Christmas will mean more people getting the right care and support sooner. Maybe even control of their seizures. At the very least, being able to talk to someone who understands what they’re going through. Everything Sarah and Rob hoped for.
One extra gift from you really will give hope to someone with epilepsy.
Please, donate today and be the one who gives that gift this Christmas.
In 2014, Rob had a seizure and his life changed forever.
The Epilepsy Action Helpline has been there to support him ever since.
In 2014, Rob had a seizure and his life changed forever. The Epilepsy Action Helpline has been there to support him ever since.
"One minute I was driving; the next minute I was in an ambulance.
I could see my life changing within half an hour. I was confused and scared.
As I found out first-hand, it's quite a taboo subject to talk about.
I didn't know what to do with myself, so I called the Epilepsy Action Helpline. It's a phenomenal service. It's helped me come to terms with what I'm dealing with. It's not a taboo anymore. Both for other people and myself."
When Sarah was 14 she started having seizures.
It took three years and several wrong turns to get a diagnosis of epilepsy.
"I don't know if we would have got to a diagnosis of epilepsy if we had not kept going at them.
There was a bit of trial and error with my tablets. It definitely had an impact on my education.
I got really depressed. I even had a couple of attempts at my life. I don't think I'd be here if I hadn't found Epilepsy Action.
When we moved house I read about a local Epilepsy Action ‘coffee and chat' group. I couldn't believe there were other people in the world with epilepsy! Until Epilepsy Action got involved, me and my family had always felt like it was us against the world.
At my worst possible time, the charity was there to point me in the right direction. Suddenly having all this information felt like I'd won the lottery!"
Please help more people get the support they need to take control of their epilepsy.