I was diagnosed with meningo encephalitis at the age of six weeks, and suffered a stroke on my left hand side.
I was prescribed Phenobarbitone for convulsions til I was eight years old. At the age of thirteen I started my lifelong relationship with grand mal seizures.
My schooling suffered all the way through my teens and ended any plans to become a TV make up artist.
I was never able to get any help or benefits as it was concluded that my disabilities were not severe enough.
I have always had to take menial jobs as I have been advised that because I unable to drive and my left arm isn't 100%.
This has left me with a sense of great loss and unfulfilled opportunities.
I have never had children as the meds I'm on would damage or kill the foetus.
I'm just living my life the best way I can with many restrictions.