My Story: Acceptance

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Everyone’s epilepsy story is unique, and sharing your story helps others know they are not alone.

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I’ve had epilepsy 30 years and it still catches me off-guard. I may have had the condition for a long time, but until the end of 2017, I didn’t really accept it.

I ran to Australia and...


Experienced my first seizure at 9 years old as I was leaving an assembly. It was the most bizaar experience that I still struggle to describe, like every sensation you could imagine all happening...

Penrith, Cumbria

Today is the day I can no longer say ‘…but it’s okay, I’m seizure free’ when explaining my condition.

I have been diagnosed with epilepsy for over 7 years. I am the first one to make light...


after reading one of the stories I was surprised to find out that their story actually mapped mine!

I was diagnosed with Epilepsy in 2013 and it came out of the blue, no warning, no family...


I was diagnosed with stress-induced epilepsy aged 37 following an assault at work. After a few years to get it under control and a few hiccups along the way I have finally come to terms with the...

Peak District