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Sam Downie talks about Epilepsy : On BBC RADIO BRISTOL

Sam Downie talks about Epilepsy : On BBC RADIO BRISTOL

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Event Date: 
Wednesday 26 March 2014 - 10:00
Address: 
BBC Radio Bristol, Whiteladies Road, Bristol, BS8 2LR, United Kingdom
Event Category: 
Purple Day

Sam Downie, a broadcaster/Journalist with Epilepsy, talks to John Darvall on BBC Radio Bristol.

Listen online live at : http://www.bbc.co.uk/radiobristol
Make sure you click the Listen LIVE button to launch the Radio Player in your web browser.

Sam Downie is scheduled to be on after 10AM, and will talk for about 10 minutes.
The show finishes at 12 noon. If you miss it, you are able to listen again on the BBC iPlayer, for the next 7 Days.

Sam Downie has Focal Onset Epilepsy, but was only diagnosed 10 years ago. He's age 38. This year Sam was told that he's had Epilepsy since birth, but never knew what it was until a Tonic Clonic seizure hit him at work, where he was taken to his local A&E where the doctors said Sam should be checked out and referred to a Consultant as soon as possible.

On BBC Radio Bristol, Sam will be telling his story, as well as talking about the facts of Epilepsy.
Sam will also be talking about the Epilepsy Awareness Day that he took part in and help to organise at Disneyland, in California, in November 2013. ( visit: http://www.epilepsyawarenessday.org for information about this years event ! )

Contact Name: 
Sam Downie
Contact Number: 
07931839451

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