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Hi my name is Gemma and I suffer from myclonic and tonic-clonic sezuires.

I was in year 7, aged 11 when I had my first seizure, I was in a French lesson writing something on a interactive...


I've had Epilepsy since the age of two. According to a medical form that's been written by my Adult Epilepsy Nurse, whom, when I looked back recently at some of my old blog posts, introduced me to...

Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Although now cured by neurosurgery, Tristan suffered from uncontrollable seizures for much of his life.

Tristan feels that his greatest achievement was his perseverance until he found a job...


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...

My big achievement happened this year, when I completed a Bsc (hons) Health and Social Care, with The Open University. The degree itself took six years to complete and a lot of hard work. Whilst...

Degree triumph