David Cameron has released a short statement of support to the epilepsy community today. His statement comes in response to a request from Laura Sandys MP. Laura is an Epilepsy Action Vice President and one of only two Members of Parliament who is openly living with epilepsy.
Mr Cameron says: “Raising awareness of conditions like epilepsy is incredibly important and events like Purple Day can make a huge contribution in how we treat and think about the issue.
“The NHS is striving to make real improvements to get people with long-term conditions the care and support they need. I urge everyone to get behind Purple Day and help society to better understand epilepsy and the people who live with it.”
The message of support from David Cameron is based on his own personal experience of epilepsy. Mr Cameron’s son Ivan was living with a rare form of the condition before his death in 2009 at the age of six.
The British Prime Minister joins his voice with thousands across the globe in raising awareness of epilepsy this Purple Day.
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