My name is Christina Marshall, and I was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 14. I was heartbroken when I received the news because my life became completely different. I had no support from friends in secondary school and the same when I was in Sixth Form as well. I tried to stay strong but at times it was hard. I am very artistic and art has always pushed me through every single time. From drawing, to painting, to knitting. I absolutely love art.
When it came to uni things go slightly better but still felt alone because people didn't understand properly for instance, I explained the first day I started BA Fine Art but then there wasn't much disability support and most times I just ate lunch by myself. Once BA Fine Art was done, I was happy I managed to get through that.
Now I feel so happy because I have so many great things going on, I have so many awesome friends at the Working Men's College and at the Westminster Adult Education Service. I have so many lovely friends at the epilepsy groups I go too as well and also on facebook too. I'm now going stronger and hoping that the complex partial seizures that I have will be under control soon.