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Johnny Sacree

Back in 2010 I was unfortunately diagnosed with epilepsy totally out of the blue. This came after suffering a seizure at night and prior to that suffering from absences/petit mal seizures over several months. I wanted to share my story to show that if you have a dream, don't let Epilepsy get in the way of achieving it!

I have always been a massive electronic music lover since i was about 12 years old. I lived and breathed it, whether that was collecting music, DJing in my bedroom or going to gigs/clubs.

Immediately after the seizure I obviously lost my driving license, couldn't work and most importantly couldn't go to the music events that i loved going to. I was signed off work for 4 months to recuperate and undergo tests to find the root cause. I’ve always been a positive person so rather than mope around in the 4 months I needed a focus. I set myself the target of beginning to teach myself how to produce electronic music on my computer.

The Epilepsy was the catalyst for the start of an 8 year production learning curve which has now resulted in me being a successful artist, running a record label and djing out. My music is played out weekly by the worlds best artists and djs which is a dream come true!

Although things are good with living with Epilepsy I never take it for granted and ensure I live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

Moral of the story..............Don't give up and don't let Epilepsy get in the way of stopping you achieve your dreams. Epilepsy was the catalyst to start mine!

Johnny Sacree
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