Jessica Henery

I've had focal epilepsy since I was 6 years old, my seizures started to occur as I went to bed. I would lay in bed and panic as I experienced my seizures, afraid to tell my mum incase she thought I was strange.

One day, I suffered from a seizure infront of my mum and she rushed me to the doctors as fast as she could. After being diagnosed, things got better under the medication and soon enough I was told that I had grown out of it.

From the age of 10 up until I turned 15 I had been seizure free. However, when my stressful exam season started, so did the seizures. As distressed as I was when I was again diagnosed, I decided I wouldn't let the condition stop me. I passed all of my GCSE exams and I am now sitting my A Level's hoping to carry on to university.

Between all of my exams I raised awareness in my school and college, while I am currently planning a sponsored sky dive for the charity. I am also pleased to announce I will hopefully be starting driving lessons soon too, my condition won't restrict me from anything I can put my mind to!

Jessica Henery
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