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of everyone affected by epilepsy

 

Joanna

I had my first seizure when I was 12 which was a difficult time when I had just started high school and wanted to be more independent – going shopping on my own and the cinema and parties with my friends. It was difficult for my parents too – to set their mind at rest they gave all my teachers a sheet about what to do if I had a seizure and I started wearing a ‘Medic Alert’ bracelet explaining my epilepsy and a number to ring. The epilepsy and the medication have affected my short and long term memory and I felt like instead of revision, I had to learn everything all over again for my GCSEs – I’m now studying art and design and hoping to study graphics at university.

Joanna
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