The Prince of Wales has visited young cancer and epilepsy patients at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. During his visit Prince Charles also saw the complementary therapy suite where massages are offered. Six-year-old Joseph Black, from Muswell Hill, showed the prince his toy models to which he replied "I used to do those when I was your age," adding, "I'd get my things covered in glue."
The Epilepsy Foundation is helping three people in our area live with less fear about when their next seizure may occur. It’s been said that dogs are man’s best friend. This is no exception. They are amazing animals. They can carry an epileptic patient’s medicine and hit a button to dial 911. They can even predict when you’re about to have a seizure. How do they do that? We’re not sure.
Boy who suffers 110 seizures a DAY must raise £65,000 to fund epilepsy treatment before he loses the ability to talk
From the Daily Mail: A boy suffering from more than 110 seizures a day is trying raise £65,000 to fund treatment that could eliminate his convulsions for good. Max McGhie, 13, from East Kilbride, Scotland, has a rare form of drug-resistant epilepsy which is so severe he has almost lost the ability to speak. Max and his family now hope that treatment in the U.S. could offer a way out, and perhaps eliminate his seizures for good
Ben Baldwin, 22, has cerebral palsy, severe epilepsy and learning difficulties He is often too ill to leave his bed and go outside to visit his horse, Tiger So, his family bring the piebald cob into his bedroom to see him His mother, Liz, 45, said the pair are best friends, adding: 'Ben absolutely adores Tiger. His face lights up when he sees him'
I have epilepsy and risked all to protect my unborn child
I have epilepsy and risked all to protect my unborn child Elisabeth Crank rejected the drugs that eased her seizures in order to have a healthy baby Elisabeth Crank with her daughter Lucy, two, in front of Susan Aldworth's artwork depicting her and her epilepsy, at the National Portrait Gallery
For around six out of 10 people with epilepsy, there is no obvious reason why they have developed the condition. As part of National Epilepsy Week 2014, Epilepsy Action is sharing your stories about being diagnosed with epilepsy. Mandee tells us of the struggles of developing epilepsy as a young adult.