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Shanon Marston

I went from being a normal 17 year old with the odd issue but I was doing okay in college and studying hard to being mistaken one day for someone else and due to that mistake I then started to get seizures black outs and full blown fits, I hid it at first and thought it would go away but nearly two years down the line I knew something was wrong, I told my GP and went for tests and found out on April 26th 2018 i was an epileptic.

I honestly never thought I could make it through and then knowing I had two illness's already now epilepsy at only 19 it was hard to think about and I would sleep for days thinking it would help and maybe it would go away but it didn't and after 4months of higher and higher doses i decided to take a stand by helping myself and working through it instead of against it.

And now I go to an epilepsy group and I'm working with my dad and my epilepsy nurse to move on and keep going, its hard about to turn 21 and still struggling bad sometimes but things are looking up I'm stronger than ever and have met some wonderful and very unique people through epilepsy and am excited to say I will never let it get me down again.

Everyday is different and so I follow my dad when he says 'take it day by day' because you never know what is going to happen and its a good thing no matter what keep your head up and keep going strong because I intend to fight and work towards my daily goals and eventually I will reach my target of being a controlled epileptic or maybe someday completely seizure free.

Shanon Marston
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